It is European law that seat belts must be worn at all times. We comply to the new Department of Transport seat belt regulations relating to bus and minibus services.
All of our buses carry a First Aid Kit and each kit is sealed so we know when any items have been used. In addition, it is part of the driver's daily check list to ensure the kit is in place and sealed. The First Aid Kit is also checked as part of our regular preventative maintenance inspections.
All of our buses must carry a fire extinguisher. They are sealed so we know if it's been used (or tampered with). The drivers checks this daily and ensures the extinguisher is in the correct position and sealed. The fire extinguisher is also checked as part of our regular preventative maintenance inspections. The driver will also make passengers aware of fire exits before departure.
The maintenance of our buses is top priority and as a consequence we carry out all vehicle maintenance in-house by our own team of well-educated expert engineers. Vehicle maintenance records are maintained by our Transport Manager. As a precondition of our operators licence vehicles have to undertake preventative maintenance inspections regulary and these inspections are also carried out by our engineers.
The company operates a defect reporting system. Our drivers generate daily reports for each vehicle that is to be used and any defects are identified and rectified as soon as possible.
Each bus carries a safety pack which includes a Hazard Warning Triangle and a High Visibility Safety Vest. This safety pack is a legal requirement in some parts of Europe.
On appointment all staff undergo an induction programme.
Included within the induction programme:
Smoking on board any company vehicles is prohibited by law.
Staff are reminded, regularly about the use of mobile phones whilst driving.