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River East Transcona School Division
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Student Transportation Safety Program

 Safe Operating Procedure



 Abstract





 Document Control

A. System
RETSD Quality Management System
B. System ID
​QMS-000032
C. Sector
​Workplace Safety and Health Management System
D. Sector ID
​WSHMS-02A-SOP-008-03
E. Domain
​Public
F. Repository
​Divisional SharePoint Website
G. Audience
​All Staff
H. Status
​Current
I. Title:
Student Transportation Safety Program
J. Format
​HTML
K. Type
​Safe Operating Procedure
L. Tags

M. Origin
​2010-08-31
N. Reviewed

O. Revised
P. Owner
​Manager, Workplace Safety and Health and Administrative Services
Q. Owner Email
​safetyofficer@retsd.mb.ca
R. Primary Approval
​Divisional  Workplace Safety and Health Committee
S. Department Approval
​Director of Human Resources
T. Senior Administration  Approval
​Assistant Superintendent - Human Resources 
U. Board Approval
​GBG Workplace Safety and Health
V. Notes

W. Scheduled Review

X. File Address
Y. User Defined 1

Z. User Defined 2



 Safe Operating Procedure Controlled Document

WSHMS-02A-SOP-008-03

 

PURPOSE

 

To establish divisional expectations and standards regarding a transportation safety program at River East Transcona School Division (RETSD) that meets or exceeds all municipal, federal and provincial legislated workplace safety and health program requirements.

 

A transportation safety program must be defined and documented for compliance as part of Element 2, identify and control hazards and emergencies, for the effective development and implementation of a workplace safety and health program under Manitoba legislation.

 

SCOPE

 

This safe operating procedure and associated documents establish a procedure for a transportation safety program for all workers at RETSD.

 

The best practices apply to all RETSD worksites where students and staff are transported by school bus.


RESPONSIBILITY

 

All stakeholders and workers are responsible for complying with traffic control safety provisions as set by local supervision.

 

TRANSPORTATION SAFETY PROGRAM GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

 

RETSD owns and operates a full service bus transportation service for the division.

 

The Transportation Department consists to basically two areas:

 

  1. Road transportation of students for staff for RETSD activities

  2. Mechanical services shop to service and maintain buses

 

All safety and health aspects of road transportation are addressed within the Transportation department.

 

All safety and health aspects of mechanical maintenance are addressed in a combination of transportation department procedure and workplace safety and health program procedure.

 

COMMUNICATION

 

A combination of hard-copy postings, distributions and electronic posting will be used to communicate safety and health program information within RETSD.

 

TRAINING

 

All stakeholders shall be trained to their required level of involvement in the WSHMS to become familiar with its structure, organization, and how to look up and access information both electronically and in hard copy form through:

 

  • New employee orientation, employee manuals or employment information packages

 

  • Return to work or remedial programs, as required on an individual basis

 

  • Planned ongoing training through team meetings, individual coaching or other methods as developed or adopted

 

ENFORCEMENT

 

Ultimately, the superintendent shall be responsible for the sustainability of the WSHMS, and shall enforce compliance to standards at a divisional level.

 

Workplace safety and health management system compliance shall be managed through the application of performance management and progressive discipline policies and procedures.

 

Worker failure to comply with provisions of the RETSD safety program may lead to discipline, up to and including discharge from employment and / or other remedies available at law.


REFERENCES


Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Act or equivalent legislation as applicable

 

Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Regulation or equivalent legislation as applicable

 

Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Regulation Part 02 – General Duties

 

Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Regulation Part 20 – Vehicular and Pedestrian Traffic

 

Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health Program Element 02 – Identifying and Controlling Hazards

 

All other associated and applicable workplace safety and health management system documents