Workshop Shows That School Bus Safety is No Accident

Col. M. L. Augustine (Retd), Managing Director of STS, outlining '10 smart ways to improve school bus safety' (PRNewsFoto/School Transport Services LLC)
Col. M. L. Augustine (Retd), Managing Director of STS, outlining ’10 smart ways to improve school bus safety’ (PRNewsFoto/School Transport Services LLC)

ABU DHABI, UAE: PRNewswire: School Transport Services LLC (STS) is committed to safety and gives prime importance to this in its operations. Aligned with this objective, the organisation conducted a workshop on October 25th at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre under the banner of the ‘STS / BBT School Bus Safety Week 2016 Masterclass Workshop’.

STS has taken the lead in setting standards of best practice in the field of school bus safety, and took this opportunity to provide delegates with new ways of thinking about the transportation of children, whilst exploring, identifying and addressing a variety of different situations within the process.

Several knowledgeable and highly qualified speakers shared their expertise, including Col. M. L. Augustine (Retd), Managing Director of STS, who outlined ’10 smart ways to improve school bus safety’. He commented, “We must carry out such initiatives in everything we do, which is why we have arranged this workshop, focusing on the main safety challenges faced in our industry. And we are delighted to see so many people here who feel the same way, including our colleagues from Abu Dhabi Police.”

The entire workshop was filled with information and case studies given by a variety of speakers, including Mr. Thomas Edelman, Founder and Director of Road Safety U.A.E., who spoke about the challenges everyone has to face and overcome, and where we are heading with safety for school transport in the years ahead.

Each and every talk given provided insights and ways to improve school bus safety, including system overviews, route planning, viewing hazards and how to avoid them, and providing risk profiles for drivers to view so that they can improve their own performances.

The feedback received after the workshop was extremely positive, with Col. M. L. Augustine concluding, “The goal of this workshop was to bring together a diverse and knowledgeable group of speakers in order for stakeholders to learn about the latest school bus safety developments and how to implement them. And I’m sure everyone left feel empowered and committed to taking school bus safety to the next level.”