Use a digital bus pre-trip inspection checklist to manage all future and recorded bus safety inspections.
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To ensure that everything goes well during the journey, a pre-trip inspection check is carried out with a checklist before the journey. A departure inspection on a bus helps determine if a school bus is in working order and safe to operate. It enables the inspector to identify defects and malfunctions at an early stage that could lead to dangerous incidents, vehicle damage or injury to passengers.
In the following, defects and malfunctions are listed which require immediate treatment:
An effective programme to record departure checks for the bus helps companies reduce critical downtime, promote the drivers safety, manage maintenance costs and support insurance claims. Here are 3 tips to help your company implement an effective departure control for the bus:
Include the following vehicle details in the departure control checklist for the bus in question:
Document all inspections, maintenance and repairs in detail, indicating the person who carried them out, the date of completion and the mileage. You can also set reminders such as checking the brakes. If a vehicle is involved in an accident, note all damage, repair costs and spare parts.
Planning regular checks is important to ensure that no information affecting vehicle safety is neglected. Create a register of all vehicles in your fleet and a departure inspection schedule for each bus. Consider the frequency of inspections and the person in charge of the inspection. Inform the responsible officers about this.
Using pictures, you can easily document the condition of each bus. This is especially useful for necessary repair work and cost estimates and insurance claims in poor maintenance. Make sure that all photos refer to the respective bus and the time of the inspection.
With Lumiform's mobile app, you easily perform the pre-trip inspection from your bus - online or offline. The app guides you step by step through the departure check. This ensures that you do not forget any inspection points and that all-important data can be recorded. With the desktop software, you create checklists and evaluate the data collected in the field. This significantly reduces the risk of car accidents, documentation errors, and reputational damage.
After the departure check on the bus is done, you receive a comprehensive final report with all the data collected from the check. You can see trends and weak points at a glance and can then initiate repair measures. Benefit from additional advantages: