Designers and installers of bus stops

A person who determines the location of, designs, constructs, installs, modifies or maintains a bus stopping point or any bus stop infrastructure, or who engages a person to do any of those things, must ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that the location, design, construction or condition of the bus stopping point or bus stop infrastructure is safe.

Some factors for designers and installers of bus stops to consider are: 

  •  The placement of the bus stop
  • Can passengers board and disembark the bus safely?
  • Will the driver have a good view of oncoming traffic when departing the stop?
  • Will the stop obstruct the view of other motorists?
  • Is the stop placed in a position that allows the passengers to stand clear of the road?
  • Can the driver of an approaching bus view the stop as the bus approaches?

Guidelines for managing safety at bus stops

We have developed these guidelines for people who manage the shared risks to safety at bus stops. Where an effective process for managing safety risks already exists, it may be simply amended to incorporate this guidance. These guidelines are intended to:

  • Explain the concept of so far as is reasonably practicable (SFAIRP)
  • Advise readers of appropriate resources for developing safety risk management frameworks in relation to managing shared risks to bus stop safety
  • Propose a method by which a risk management framework could be developed and implemented.

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Example risk register for managing safety at bus stops

The purpose of this document is to show how a risk register can be developed. It should be read in conjunction with Guidelines for managing safety at bus stops.

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