Forum for feedback: TSV

By: Amie Hickland

Transport Safety Victoria is seeking feedback from operators on the Bus Safety Act

Forum for feedback: TSV
Director Bus Safety Stephen Turner speaks to the delegates


Victorian bus operators are able to give their feedback on how the recent changes to the bus safety Act have impacted them and ways implementation could be improved.

About 40 people turned out to the first Transport Safety Victoria (TSV) forum last week in which the industry was invited to discuss any issues with the Bus Safety Act 2009 (VIC).

The forum also saw a special presentation on the 2005 Texas, USA, bus fire and delegates were also given the opportunity to question a panel of TSV managers about registration and accreditation, undergoing safety audits and the organisation’s bus safety compliance program.

The delegates were also updated on the Bus Safety Red Tape Reduction project, which is a range of ideas in which to change the Victorian Governments accreditation and registration schemes to make it easier for all involved without impacting safety.

Director Bus Safety Stephen Turner says the forums are an opportunity for operators to provide feedback on the act so they can work better with the organisation to comply with regulations.

"Now that we’re three years on in the act, I thought it was time we actually went out to the operators and got some information… that’s the main purpose of the public forums," he says.

"There are things we have learned over the last three years… where we believe things can be improved."

Any questions which weren’t able to be answered on the night, were to be investigated and a FAQ sheet posted online and sent out to operators.

The forum was the first in a series to be run in Victoria this year, although dates and times are still to be confirmed.


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