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First Student Canada: Location Safety Officer

First Student Canada

This is a Part-time position in Chatham, ON posted May 27, 2021.

FIRST STUDENT is North America’s largest & leading school bus company.

We are currently hiring a Location Safety Officer for our School Bus Operations in Chatham, ON PURPOSE: Provide uniform application of established training programs and practices.

In conjunction with Location Manager, provide indirect supervision of safety and training staff.

Assist the Location Managers in programs or analysis that will reduce vehicular collisions and WSIB claims, provide a proactive management approach to safety awareness and initiatives.

Monitor safety compliance of all government legislation and company safety polices.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Establishes expertise in Occupational Health & Safety Code requirements, Company Safety Policies and Procedures, provincial traffic laws, Hours of Service and other relevant legislation i.E.

reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing; Participate on the Health and Safety Committee; Monitors all branch minutes from Health & Safety meetings ensuring accuracy and follow up on items identified; Assist with new driver recruitment and selection, including interviewing as required; Ensures records on safety and safety related matters are up to date and accurate through annual internal safety audits; Administers safety and company programs such as modified duties, reasonable suspicion alcohol and drug testing, driver orientation programs, student discipline training and maintains up to date awareness of legislative and other changes that affect the Company with respect to driver safety and training issues; Conducts safety inspections and makes recommendations for both ongoing safety efforts and efforts to increase safety awareness; Maintenance of all related records as per Safety Policies; Assist with new driver recruitment and selection, including interviewing as required; Training and upgrading for related classified licences using company training programs; Administer written testand road test to trainees; Prepare, schedule and present mandatory workshops; Co-ordinate and conductin-service training in accordance with First Student’s standards; Monitor driver on-road performance including mandatory evaluations; Prepare monthly Mobile Manager/Daily Dispatch performance reports; Monitor CVOR Legislation Compliance; PeopleSoft input of updated licence information; Assists Location Managers in accident investigation, analysis and determination of cause, WSIB claims, investigation, analysis and claims including modified duties program; Accident investigation,documentation and follow up including reporting, retraining and evaluations; Schedule work for all part-time safety/recruiting employees; Adapt easily to change of scheduling as required; Assist with school programs, such as First Ride, Evacuation Procedures and Bus Safety; Ability to work flexible hours; Other related duties asassigned which may include route driving and other office duties.

EXPERIENCE/KNOWLEDGE: Minimum 1 years experience in a safety and training capacity preferred; Valid B Class License an asset/ must be willing to obtain; Prior experience as a school bus driver an asset; PRIDE course certification or working towards; Valid CPR & First Aid or working towards; Sound knowledge of Highway Traffic Act, Defensive Driving Skills, Health and Safety Practices an asset; Demonstrates experiencein handling competing priorities, deadlines and applying sound interpersonal skills and excellent communication, complaint handling and problem resolution; Demonstrated leadershipability and decision making within known guidelines; Demonstrated experiencewith relevant safety and WC legislation and requirements; Strong Belief and Knowledge of First Student’s Safety Policies and Procedures; Demonstrated experienceof working with office computers, including Microsoft Office, e-mail, online meetings and cloud-based applications like OneDrive.

Working knowledge of First Student systems an asset.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Office and vehicle environment.

First Canada is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes a diverse workforce.

We encourage applications from women, persons with a disability, aboriginal peoples and members of a visible minority