Safe systems assurance for passenger transport
Why do you need H&S support?
Managing Health & Safety (H&S) issues can be stressful, time consuming and expensive. With Corporate Manslaughter and Safeguarding legislation in place, recent court cases and fines running into tens of thousands highlight the consequences of failing in Duty of Care. Even the best organisations can improve their performance, and commissioning or operating transport services mean you can struggle to find the time and space needed to take an objective look at what they do and how they measure up.
Why choose the TAS H&S review?
Our independent external audit will help you to ensure you are serving your clients and staff to the high standards they deserve, and which the law and your Duty of Care demands. With nearly 25 years’ experience, we have worked for almost every local authority and passenger transport authority in the UK and can draw upon a wide range of trusted expertise to ensure optimum standards are achieved. We can add value and ensure compliance – not only making recommendations but by being able to assist with any implementation measures.
Our specialist partners, Puwertec, are market leaders in passenger safety and provide expert nationwide on-site service, to users of vehicles adapted to transport wheelchair users.
What does the review comprise?
Our starter assessment includes:
- Site visits to observe Special Educational Needs (SEN) home-to-school and adult day care transport and a thorough, practical and technical appraisal of all aspects of health and safety
- Collecting, comparing and benchmarking documentation including corporate H&S policies and procedures, and the H&S aspects of the contracts you issue to third party providers
- Stakeholder consultation including in-house, contract and external transport providers, transport commissioners, school and day centre management.
How much does it cost?
The basic starter cost is £4,950 and price will vary depending on factors such as number of employees, vehicles and stakeholders.
If required, more extensive auditing work can be undertaken, including interviews with operators and drivers, detailed appraisal of corporate health and safety materials, testing of whistleblowing and safeguarding procedures, and a review of training. We can recommend minimum training standards for all levels of staff and we can signpost you to proven, reliable trainers.