Sample only – develop your own for each vehicle and your circumstances
Items to be included in written procedures for each vehicle could include
- identify the vehicle(s)
- seating capacity
- licence required by driver
- vehicle check list is completed immediately prior to departure or on each day of an extended trip
- seat belt check of all passengers
- camper briefings on trip stops during journeys.
Documented staff responsibilities need to be simple and clearly stated and could include:
- driver (or other staff member if present to be responsible for safety and supervision)
- briefing to be provided prior to departure
- regular checking of passengers behaviour and activity
- behaviour expected of driver & other staff member
- supervision responsibilities at rest stops.
Written procedures for passenger safety briefings
Camper briefing for motor vehicles to include (but not limited to):
- number of campers per bench seat
- seat belt policy
- when windows are open, keep arms, head etc. inside bus or car
- stay seated at all times until told by driver it is OK to move around
- all luggage needs to be securely stored while travellingaisles must be kept clear
- avoid unnecessary conversations with the driver unsafe and unacceptable behaviour relative to each vehicle e.g. restriction on riding on trailer drawbars, the trays of open tray trucks, mudguards, steps, etc.