To help agencies comply with the Public Transit Agency Safety plan requirements and using these requirements and other practices to instill a Safety Culture in the operations.
Everything included in the course is focused on outcomes, changing the behaviors of the trainee to avoid unsafe practices. We have made the desired outcomes easy to understand. There are 18 unsafe behaviors that lead to almost every accident and the goal is to change these behaviors, so we remove or reduce risk.
The course teaches that, when followed, every one of these unsafe behaviors are conscious & deliberate and can easily be changed. It really is that simple. Study the 18 unsafe behaviors and commit to avoid them. This is taught throughout the course with explanations and addressing the WIIFM (What’s in It for Me). A major focus is on persuading trainees that it is their interest to follow the safe behaviors taught.
When operators follow the 18 safe practices taught, they will be a skilled professional operator providing quality, safe service.
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No. The Transit Operator Development Course only seeks to achieve compliance in the operational side of the requirement. However, this is probably around 90% of the requirements.
We do not address everything that relates to the facility, or the maintenance shop. However, the Slips, Trips and Falls program also applies to such risks in and around the facility, but only that part of the risks. If you use the TAPTCO OSHA Compliance Course for the shop workers, that would help you comply with the safety plan in the shop.
Also, the requirements are extensive and complicated. It is almost impossible to understand exactly what is required by the FTA in every detail. In fact, if you question the requirements, you may obtain different answers from different FTA employees. Only by obtaining a legal opinion, can you be sure you are 100% in compliance.
By December 31st 2020. It was originally July 20th 2020, but due to the Corona virus, the FTA moved the date to December 31st 2020.
|Pre-Driving Skills||7 Hours|
|Cadet Driving with Passengers||40 Hours|
|Total =||110 Hours|
TAPTCO also has a Paratransit Operator Development Course. This is similar to the original Transit Course but focuses on Paratransit vehicles.
In addition, TAPTCO has the following training courses:
The web site provides details of what is included in these courses or call TAPTCO for more information.
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