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The UK's first and only completely independent star rating for the minibus and coach industry.
BUSK works alongside the minibus and coach industry and other passenger transport providers to promote safe journeys for all passengers. Specialising in home to school transport, school trips in the UK and school visits abroad, BUSK has been established since February 1993 and is the only organisation of its kind in the UK. It provides free services for parents and schools and introduced Benchmark in 2013. BUSK Benchmark is the UK’s first and only completely independent star rating for the coach industry based on safety and legal compliance. BUSK also provides bespoke training for students, teachers, governors and management teams.
Micheal Imperato, Partner & Head of Public & Administrative law at Watkins & Gunn Solicitors & BUSK honorary legal advisor
If you are responsible for hiring coaches for school trips then you need to understand what the law requires from you. I have been a school governor for over 20 years and it is important that school governors take time to be reasonably satisfied that they have safe procedures in place, including a transport and seat belt policy. These procedures must give assurances that pupils, teachers, helpers and drivers are safe as far as reasonably possible. It’s crucial to evidence and demonstrate, that a governing body takes seriously, its legal duties of care, that it has a culture of safety and responsibility.
The national guidance can be viewed here.
Challenging cheap coach hire film clip can be viewed here.
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