Crisis response training
PTSI’s “Creating a Crisis Response Team” course supplements the “School Bus Watch” training program and the National Association for Pupil Transportation’s course on conducting a school bus assessment in your own operation (NAPT 901). “Creating a Crisis Response Team” moves beyond raising driver awareness of security issues and identifying current security vulnerabilities in your operation.
The interactive workshop shows why and how to create a crisis response team for transportation operations. The cost is $225 per person.
National course offerings
“Creating a Crisis Response Team” is just one of PTSI’s course offerings scheduled in various parts of the United States in 2006. The roster of courses includes:
School transportation dispatcher basic training.
School bus accident management and investigation.
Drug and alcohol supervisor training.
Physical intervention training for school transportation.
Student management for school transporters.
School bus attendant train-the-trainer.
Transportation crisis team response training.
For more workshop information, including dates, locations and fees, call PTSI at (800) 836-2210 or visit www.ptsi.org.
Accident assessment service
It is essential to assess all injury or property damage incidents for preventability. Every pupil transportation operation should establish its own internal accident review board for that purpose. PTSI’s accident management manual assists in setting up an accident review board.
But in some situations, obtaining an objective, expert, third-party accident review can be extremely helpful. PTSI’s school bus accident assessment service is school bus specific. The criteria address the many unique attributes of school bus accidents, allowing a fair but strict assessment of the bus driver’s role in a wide variety of injury and/or property damage scenarios.
A committee of experienced school bus professionals from across the country assist PTSI staff in the assessments. Simple instructions for submitting an accident for review are posted at www.ptsi.org. The fee is $150 per assessment.