Preparing Written Safety and Maintenance Programs
|Requirement for Provincial Operator||Requirement for Federal Operator|
|Truck.pdf (PDF)||Truck.pdf (PDF)|
|Bus.pdf (PDF)||Bus.pdf (PDF)|
To assist carriers with meeting these regulatory requirements, the following documents have been prepared. These documents clarify the minimum requirements for safety and maintenance programs and provide several sample policies and procedures.
The policies contained in these documents are samples only. Carriers may use these samples to help write their own policies to address the minimum requirements, but should also include others that are more specific to their business operation.
|Sample Provincial Safety and Maintenance Policies||Sample Federal Safety and Maintenance Policies|
|Truck, Truck-Tractors, Trailers.doc (1220KB)||Truck, Truck-Tractor, Trailers.doc (1227KB)|
|Bus and Motor Coach.doc (1109KB)||Bus And Motor Coach.doc (1080KB)|
|School Bus.doc (1070KB)||School Bus.doc (1057KB)|
|Handi-Buses.doc (1012KB)||Handi-Buses.doc (995KB)|
Anyone can prepare a carrier's safety and maintenance program, as long as they understand the minimum regulatory requirements that must be addressed. The carrier's safety and maintenance program must:
- meet the specific regulatory requirements that apply to the carrier's operations;
- be fully implemented (as described); and
- be effective (i.e. compliance is achieved).
Note: When writing a safety program, carriers should also consider addressing Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) requirements.