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In-Service Safety Series
LOADING AND UNLOADING
In-Service Safety Series
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OVERVIEW


Total time for this module: 1 hour 15 minutes (add 8:50 minutes if the film is shown)

In every crash involving a child being struck by a school bus, driver error was indicated: The driver “lost” the child during loading or unloading. If the driver had done the job correctly, the student wouldn’t have been struck.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this module, participants will be able to:

1. State what the danger zones are
2. Explain the importance of the danger zones
3. Teach students about the danger zones
4. Describe ways to keep track of students in the danger zones.

Main Topics

1. The Danger Zones
2. How Students Can Get On and Off the School Bus Safely
3. Proper Loading and Unloading Procedures
4. Post-Trip Inspection

Materials Needed
Overhead projector and screen
Overhead slides
Television and VCR (optional)
Handouts:
Agenda
The Danger Zones, Handout #1
Getting On and Off the School Bus Safely, Handout #2
Proper Loading and Unloading Procedures, Handout #3
Local polices and procedures
Child Transportation Safety Tips – #10 through #14



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