Safety at Prairie Bus
Safety is at the top of PBL’s core values, informing and guiding everything we do. Indeed, protecting the safety of our people and the passengers we serve is the most important thing we do every day. Our commitment to world-class safety practices and results extends to all of our operations and all of our locations. Under the direction of our VP of Safety, as well as the safety directors for our line of business, safety consciousness is fully integrated into daily business practices, processes and decisions. We continually strive to elevate our safety performance, year after year.
A number of initiatives reinforce our daily commitment to safety excellence:
- Safely Home – The unifying brand for the PWT network of companies, rooted in the idea that every action or decision is centered around getting ourselves and passengers Safely Home.
- Bus & Coach Training Centre – PBL’s centre for training excellence leads the industry, with federally approved programs, skilled instructors and extensive training on safety practices.
- Mobile Training Unit – Safe driving techniques are at the core of PWT’s state-of-the-art, simulated driver training technology.
- Key Performance Indicators – KPIs are used to measure overall performance of our operations, including but not limited to safety.
- Annual Safety Conference – A yearly symposium to exchange and brainstorm best practices.
Together, these initiatives ensure that every employee takes personal responsibility for safety, all of the time
Prairie Bus Lines has maintained its Certificate of Recognition (COR) since 2007. The company has partnered with the Alberta Motor Transport Association to achieve its COR, and undergoes stringent yearly audits of it Occupational Health & Safety Program, and National Safety Codes (NSC).
Prairie Bus Lines has also been a member of Partners in Compliance (PIC) since 2010
These programs are seen by the employees and management of Prairie Bus Lines as important instruments in ensuring a Safe Workplace by preventing injuries and collisions. Prairie is proud to have a Safety Fitness Rating of “Excellent”. By working with other government agencies Prairie Bus Lines is recognized as an industry leader by those agencies, our contractors, customers, the employees and the public at large.
Prairie Bus Lines Ltd. is committed to the protection of all its resources including employees, contractors and physical assets from accidental loss.
This commitment to protect is a management responsibility; to provide and maintain a safe and healthy work environment in accordance with industry standards and in compliance with legislative requirements.
It is the personal responsibility of each Manager (Supervisor; Foreman; Lead Hand/Mechanic) to ensure:
- That Safety “The Prevention of Loss” is a priority.
- That overall goals and objectives are that Safe work procedures are developed and followed.
- That responsibilities of Managers, Supervisors, Workers and Contractors, regarding health and safety are a priority.
- Compliance with applicable Government regulations and legislation is adhered to.
- That a high standard of housekeeping is maintained.
To achieve maximum productivity without incidents, It is the personal responsibility of each manager, regardless of level, to ensure that employees and/or contractors under their direction have received adequate orientation and training in proper work procedures and that they are followed. It is the further responsibility of each manager to ensure that all related regulations are enforced.
Each employee and/or contractor is responsible for using proper work procedures at all times and to observe all related regulations.
Furthermore, each employee and/or contractor is responsible for supporting and assisting the Safety Program towards achieving the “SAFELY HOME” goal.
Key Performance Indicators
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are defined as “measures that provide managers with the most important performance information to enable them and their stakeholders to understand the performance level of an organization.” At PBL, we balance financial and operational performance, blending our Core Values with the Balanced Scorecard to encourage continual improvement and innovation. Our KPIs are directly connected to our Core Values, and at the top of our Core Values is safety. Our KPI’s measure:
- Preventable Collisions
- Non-Preventable Collisions
- Driver Violations
- Total Employees
- Employee Turnover
- Workers Compensation Board – Incidents
- Workers Compensation Board – Lost Days
- Customer Complaints
- Small Group Safety Meetings
Together, our KPIs tell ourselves and customers how well we’re doing in delivering “Safety with Service.”