Recent student fatalities highlight the importance of maximizing safety in and around this area at schools. Pupil transportation industry professionals offer many effective ways to do so, from separating groups of traffic to implementing detailed policies for bus drivers to providing training for students. Communicating with school staff and parents is essential.
Those plans should also cover field trips.
If a bus catches fire, the flames can spread quickly. Parts made out of material that meets flame and smoke specifications for mass transit vehicles can help save lives.
After finding that many school bus yards are lacking preventive measures, a security expert details ways to deter would-be vandals and terrorists, from barbed-wired fencing to automated lighting to surveillance systems.
Keeping weapons off of a school bus or defusing the situation if they are brought on board requires ensuring that drivers are in tune with the students they transport, offering a comprehensive training program, and establishing specific policies and procedures for drivers to follow.
This discussion will help participants analyze, understand, and assess their own program effectiveness.
This session will focus on improving college campus threat assessments, response and cyber safety in the post–COVID world.