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Happy Birthday Benchmark!

Wednesday February 12, 2014

BUSK Benchmark is certainly a rising star, it’s the only star rating for the coach industry in the UK based on legal and safety compliance and celebrates it's first birthday in February 2014, just days before BUSK’s 21st anniversary. Benchmark members are licensed by BUSK; an award winning, independent not- for- profit organisation, which has been a champion for the safety of children travelling on school transport for over 20 years. BUSK is often at the forefront of seasonal road safety campaigns and heads National School Transport Safety Week – look out for the recently introduced School Of The Year competition!

Pat Harris, Director of BUSK said, “What pleases me so much is that for coach operators to have been awarded this status, schools can have confidence that good operators have evidenced their commitment to safety over and above what is legally required. The criteria is demanding and is published on the BUSK website www.busk-uk.co.uk. I’m absolutely delighted at the way coach operators have responded to the challenges and standards set by the Benchmark scheme. It already has well over 100 members with more joining all the time.” Vehicles belonging to Benchmark members are easy to recognise, just look for the Benchmark logo with its green stars displayed on the fleet!

Link below for Route One article.

http://www.route-one.net/issues/525/index.html#/16/