What I have seen over the years, and it’s really evident now, is that many districts and contractors are using stale, dated driver safety and training materials. Using outdated programs and materials can jeopardize safety efforts, really putting them at risk.
HUDSON, Ohio (PRWEB) March 12, 2018
School Bus Safety Company, Inc., (SBSC) North America’s premier school bus safety and training company, is helping school districts and contractors modernize their driver safety and training programs with an educational ‘Spring Cleaning’ series designed to improve the content of their training programs by removing stale or outdated materials.
“I have partnered with thousands of school districts and many school transportation providers who have wanted and needed to put more of a focus on safety,” stated Jeff Cassell, President of SBSC. “What I have seen over the years, and it’s really evident now, is that many districts and contractors are using stale, dated driver safety and training materials. Using outdated programs and materials can jeopardize safety efforts, really putting them at risk. Safety is about reducing risk, and working with customers to improve and modernize their safety and training programs is a must.”
The exclusive 5-part series, which launches this week and is being made available to SBSC subscribers, is designed to help identify outdated material in training programs such as the lack of a web-based component or the use of photocopied worksheets; tips for prioritizing the integration of new material into the current program; how to measure effectiveness and set up for ongoing success, and more. Engaging content that is comprehensive, topical, and effectively delivered is what allows organizations to minimize risk and optimize their safety efforts.
SBSC’s flagship program, the Driver Training Course, lays the foundation for creating a safety culture throughout a transportation operation and teaches drivers how to reduce unsafe behaviors that lead to accidents. The supplemental guide, How to Get the Most from Your Driver Training Course, provides information and insight on implementing the Driver Training Course, including how to address certain material with experienced drivers compared to new drivers. Effectiveness can be measured through tracking accidents by causes, rather than by what happened, enabling districts to identify and communicate with drivers which behaviors led to the accidents and teach them to avoid those behaviors.
“Districts are finding it well worth the nominal investment to enhance their training programs today which protects them in the future,” added Cassell. “The updated safety and training program pays for itself by saving money with a reduction in accidents and those associated hefty costs by up to 50 percent. The result is smarter school bus drivers with safer behaviors which leads to safer kids.”
To subscribe to SBSC’s Spring Cleaning series, please visit https://schoolbussafetyco.com/contact-us. For school districts and transportation providers looking to enhance their driver safety and training program and learn more about School Bus Safety Company and their services and products, please visit http://www.schoolbussafetyco.com.
About School Bus Safety Company, Inc.
The experts at the School Bus Safety Company (SBSC) have been designing school bus driver training programs for more than 20 years. SBSC has a team of performance improvement experts with specialties that include fleet operations and safety, industrial psychology, instructional design and media production. SBSC is led by Jeff Cassell, President, who is a safety expert with more than 20 years of experience in making kids safer. Mr. Cassell was responsible for both the installation of crossing gates on more than 38,000 buses and the first major installation of the Child Check-Mate System to ensure that drivers checked for sleeping children. To learn more about SBSC, please visit http://www.schoolbussafetyco.com.