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About the job
Shift times are: Monday to Friday, 7am to 3pm
Purpose of the Role
A bus driver is responsible for driving a passenger carrying vehicle (PCV) and providing good customer service and a safe and comfortable journey throughout the network of buses.
To ensure that the high visibility PPE is always worn in vehicle movement areas.
To ensure that speed limits are observed within bus depots and school premises.
To check the condition of the vehicle prior to commencing service by;
carrying out the safety walk round check
ensuring that any defect in the vehicle or equipment is reported as soon as possible to the right person
completing the Vehicle Defect Card or entering the defect on the electronic ticket machine (depending on location)
ensuring that the vehicle is clean and tidy before starting service
To comply with the laws and company regulations regarding the use of mobile phones, smoking in company vehicles and the use of prohibited equipment (such as games consoles) whilst on duty.
To be responsible for the health, safety, security, welfare, environmental and fire safety arrangements for yourself, customers and colleagues.
This must include attendance at safety briefings and training as required.
To ensure all safety accidents/incidents are reported using the companys reporting procedure.
To ensure a full understanding of emergency and evacuation plans.
To ensure your bus cab area is kept in a safe and tidy condition at all times.
To provide a high standard of customer service at all times.
To give customers on the bus any information that may help them during their journey. Examples would be informing customers of road closures and diversions.
To always behave in a friendly and professional way to customers and colleagues.
To recognize and assist with the additional needs of children and vulnerable adults, the elderly, infirm or disabled.
To drive the Companys vehicles in a safe, legal and professional way.
To drive to the set timetable, not running early or late, when it is safe to do so.
To keep up to date with road closures, diversions or special events which may affect the service. This is done by reading notices, attending briefings, listening to instructions of your Supervisors.
To ensure that a valid driving licence is held at all times and is available for inspection by a member on staff of the Company
A driver must ensure that;
their licence is in date and valid for the vehicle type they are driving
their licence has the required medical renewals up to date
any change to the licence which may affect their entitlement to drive is communicated to their line manager (e.g. Sickness, injury or conviction)
their licence is made available for inspection in every 6 month period
To report all safety, security, driving and customer service incidents to the line manager as soon as possible.
To report all incidents on the road, likely to affect the service as soon as it is safe to do so. Examples would be road closures, accidents, emergencies and highway repairs