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School Transport Safety Conference

Tuesday June 23, 2015


  16th, 17th & 18th March 2016

Lydiard House, Lydiard Park, Swindon, Wiltshire SN5 3PA.

BUSK is pleased to announce it’s School Transport Safety Conference 2016 in association with Alcolock UK

This three day conference provides a wealth of expertise and solutions to the everyday issues that face transport operators, schools, youth groups and local authorities.  Over the three days the conference will cover school trips, home to school transport, minibus safety, Section 19 Permit, UK infringement process and update, bullying and safeguarding both pupils and drivers.

Each day, registration will begin from 09:15 where tea, coffee and home made cookies/cake will be served.  Conference start is 10:00 with a mid morning break and lunch around 12:30.  Refreshments will be available throughout the day including bottled water.  

Day one– Schools trips in the UK and abroad.

Day two– Home to school transport.

Day three– Minibus safety, booking transport on-line, bullying/safeguarding and the latest position about the infringement process our UK Government has been served with.

Day 1 – School Trips

Chaired by John Burch, Confederation of Passenger Transport UK

Richard Cope, Business Manager (Passenger Transport & Transport Strategy), Monmouthshire County Council

What Mon CC is doing to ensure schools understand what driver fatigue is.

Pat Harris, BUSK Director

Update on Nightcap campaign about driver fatigue 

 European Heritage Tours

Booking driver accommodation on trips

Andy Layfield, Pewseyvale Coaches

Explaining why ‘our drivers will not share hotel rooms or sleep in tents’ on school trips abroad.

Nicola Davies, Head Teacher

How our school books school trips

Perry Payne, Coral

Risk assessing, seat belt & transport policies, emergency planning

Mike Imperato, BUSK solicitor

Legal position


Day 2 – Home to School Transport

Chaired by Trevor Roberts, Director, Transport Gateway Reviews Ltd

 Sarah Bell, Traffic Commissioiner

Standards and expectations, what will I be looking for?

Andy Burford, Gloucestershire County Council, Transport Procurement (home to school)

Looking at 100% cost criteria contracts & reverse auction bidding

 Craig Hardy, Senior Police Crash Investigator

What an investigation looks for when a road traffic collision happens including the removal of computers, mobiles and other documents linked to operations and how this can affect local authorities, schools and operators.

Perry Payne, Coral

Working together and setting an industry standard for school transport

Marieclaire Carey-Jones, Journalist & TV presenter

How to avoid adverse media attention when it all goes wrong

Mike Imperato

Legal position

Day 3 – Minibus Safety, Bullying & Travel Management Companies Chaired by Graeme Fraser, Director, AMK Chauffeur Drive

Rougemount School - tbc

Operating a fleet of school owned minibuses

David Burrows, Beestons Travel

Role of a Transport Manager and why schools need to use one

Steve Doel, Berks CC

Special Needs/Mobility

James Stokes, Coach Hire Comparison

Hiring a coach on line – knowing what you are getting.

Colin Bailey, PCV holder

Bullying and bad behaviour on home to school transport

Penny Steinhauer, Director, EyePat Internet Safety

Bullying and safeguarding pupils and drivers

Martin Allen, Bus & Coach Association

Section 19 Permits and Infringement update

For more information or to book a place contact BUSK.   Why not take advantage of our earily bird rates...all bookings received before 30 June benefit from a 20% reduced rate.


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