Training Programs for Safe Passenger Transportation
Transporting child in a childcare is a high risk activity. Childcare operators should understand how careful planning, a proactive staff, and protective measures helps to ensure the safety of child passengers. The focus of this training is to help child care directors and staff to establish standardized operational practices for the safe transportation of children. This training focuses on management responsibility, driver fitness and equipment safety. This class is approximately 3.0 hour
Whether the emergency is sudden cardiac arrest or choking, your staff should feel confident responding to the situation. This Heartsaver CPR/AED course, developed by the American Heart Association for the lay responder, can be tailored to teach skills to assist adults, children or infants. The class consists of discussion, AED demonstration and hands-on practice. Each participant will receive an American Heart Association CPR Student Workbook. CPR certification is valid for 2 years.
Drug use and alcohol abuse in the transportation workplace affects the safety of everyone: passengers, employees and the general public. The session includes the physical, behavioral and performance indicators, as well as the collection process, for alcohol and controlled substances according to US Department of Transportation Regulations. This course meets federal regulations (FMCSA and FTA) requiring education and/or training of covered employees
This class focuses on the signs of probable alcohol abuse and drug use by safety-sensitive employees and the responsibilities of supervisors and managers to make a reasonable suspicion determination. Supervisors learn the physical, behavioral and performance indicators, as well as the collection process, for alcohol and controlled substances according to US Department of Transportation Regulations. This course meets federal regulations (FMCSA and FTA) which requires supervisory training. The course is designed for both the new supervisor and veteran who may need a refresher on D&A determination skills.
Enable drivers and attendants to respond quickly and effectively to vehicle emergencies that require immediate evacuation of mobility-impaired passengers. Various evacuation techniques are demonstrated and practiced. The agency will also receive a DVD with over 20 evacuation scenarios.
Who would leave a child in a car alone? The question seems almost rhetorical. But unfortunately hundreds of children have died after being left in hot vehicles. This course provides background on what hyperthermia is, why this happens, and ways to prevent it. It is an ideal course for parents, caregivers and transit operators.
This seminar examines how individuals are affected by obligations during working hours and personal time. Participants become aware of many factors in their daily lives that cause harm to their bodies. Determination and will cannot overcome the biological and physiological conditions caused by fatigue.
Prepare employees to recognize on-the-job emergencies and provide the appropriate assistance for injuries and illnesses, such as burns, cuts, bad allergic reactions, diabetic episodes and seizures. This training, which includes a First Aid manual for each participant, can be presented alone or with CPR. First Aid certification is valid for 2 years.
The DHS Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education has established a new training requirement for Out-Of-School facilities as part of new employee orientation. ATA has developed a training module to teach child care employee about required licensing regulations pertaining to transportation, child passenger safety, van driver safety and how to prevent leaving a child on a vehicle.
This class is approximately 2.5 hours.
What would you do if your vehicle stalled or was trapped on railroad tracks? The most preventable crash is one involving a train and a motor vehicle. This class will teach very practical skills for stopping at rail grade crossing, checking for trains and what to do if you must evacuate your passengers from a railroad crossing. Operation Lifesaver is an international program on railroad safety.
All passengers deserve respect and dignity, and a safe, comfortable ride. A good relationship with your customers is vital to this goal. Using video presentations, operator handbooks developed by Project Action/Easter Seals, discussion and hands-on techniques, participants will gain knowledge and confidence to help passengers with various needs. Best practice skills for loading and securing passengers using wheelchairs are included.
"Watch your step," "Be careful," "Look out for traffic." These are some of the statements made by operators each day as customers board or alight transit vehicles. The primary goal and responsiblity of any driver is to make sure his or her passengers have a safe, comfortable and respectful experience. However, each vehicle, whether it is a fixed-route bus, paratransit van or demand-response minivan, travels in environments where pedestrians are all around. Some people may be customers traveling to or from the transit vehicles. Others just happen to be in the vacinity as the transit vehicle passes through. This course raises awareness of the potential for danger and even disaster should a transit operator not take all reasonable and necessary steps to reduce the risk of bus-pedestrian collisions. Fixed-Route Transit and Paratransit versions are available for this class.
What is stress? How can we manage or reduce it? Studies show that productivity and efficiency increase as workers learn to positively cope with personal and professional stressors. A stress susceptibility scale shows participants if they are more or less likely effected by daily pressures. This course presents various stress relief techniques.
Using the new National RTAP training module “Safety Training and Rural Transit,” the instructor will present each of the three sections of the training and offer suggestions that will enhance the topics. Participants will learn how to more effectively teach and coach adult learners. Other training tips will be offered, such as icebreakers and group participation exercises. Each participant will receive a CD with all necessary training materials, computer-based training and PowerPoint program.
Learn how to meet the transportation needs of passengers who have a variety of disabilities, such as spinal cord injury or other mobility impairments, vision or hearing impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, mental retardation or conditions related to aging.