• Sandra Nieuwoudt
    5
    Hi, I would like to have your thought around risk for the following scenario:

    We are considering transporting school children to/from schools to enable us to cope with cutting fruit samples in the mornings and/or afternoons.
    Currently, they get to our premises on their own but if we have an 8 people mover then we will be able to increase our pool of casual workers. I feel a bit uncomfortable about this.
    We do have a safe driving and vehicle policy so fatigue, etc are already covered.
    Thanks
  • Steve H
    70
    Police check of driver(s), passenger service endorsement and camera monitoring, COF for people mover, reading through Land Transport Rules, provisions for exemptions don't seem to cover this situation which occurs a lot, with many employers picking up staff and running them out to a building site each morning and back at the end of day in a van/people mover.

    Exempt Services
  • Steve H
    70
    Land Transport (Driver Licensing) Rule 1999
    26 When passenger endorsement required
    (1) A person must hold a passenger endorsement if that person drives—
    (a)a motor vehicle that is operated in a passenger service; or
    (b) [Revoked]

    (2)Despite subclause (1),a passenger endorsement is not required if the transport is provided
    in any of the following situations:

    (a)when the motor vehicle is an ambulance being used in an ambulance service; or
    (b)when an employer is providing transport for the employer’s employees and the driver is an
    employee of that employer
    ; or
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