School Bus Safety Monitoring

School Bus Safety Monitoring

This page describes the tactics used in monitoring the safety of our school bus operation.

Safety monitoring is carried out on behalf of schools by School Admin. School Admin’s primary monitoring focus is on ensuring that the drivers and vehicles used in the delivery of school bus services meet the required standards. The Ministry of Education also completes regular audits, with a focus on the processes used to maintain a safe fleet.

Our Group has a Committee that meets every term to discuss school bus issues and execute a governance role. However, the ultimate responsibility for the safety of school buses lies with the Boards of Trustees of member schools.

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Vehicles

About

School buses must meet a number of standards in order to meet legislative requirements along with the expectations of the Ministry of Education. Our bus operator must have in place an appropriate  vehicle maintenance system

How we monitor

School Admin views and maintains copies of source documents to verify compliance. This information is summarised in a register. The Ministry of Education carries out audits with a focus on maintenance processes.

drivers

About

School bus drivers must meet and maintain a number of standards in order to drive a school bus each day.

How we monitor

School Admin views copies of source documents to verify compliance. This information is summarised in a register. 

bus stop safety

About

Bus stops represent one of the most significant risks to student safety. Each bus stop is assessed against guidelines from NZTA/Waka Kotahi.

How we monitor

School Admin reviews Bus Stop Summary Reports and publishes approved stops on the EasyBus website.

operator performance

About

There is a range of legal requirements and additional expectations placed on our bus operator. Some of these expectations come from the Ministry of Education, others have been established by our Group.

How we monitor

Most of these standards are assessed at the time of tender. Ongoing performance standards are monitored by School Admin and described in a register.

Process audit reports from external agencies such as the Ministry of Education are reviewed by School Admin.

Ministry of Education audits

About

On a regular basis the Ministry conducts an audit of our school bus operation.

How we monitor

Audit reports are considered at Committee meetings and submitted to Boards for their review.

Vehicle standards

Driver standards

Bus Stop SAFETY

Operator standards

About Ministry audits