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Other Industry Related Information

As the national representative of the Australian bus and coach industry the BIC has access to advisories from Government agencies and other sources that may be relevant to your business.

This page will be updated progressively with important information for your business. 

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Acts and Regulations - Transport  Safety Victoria
Bus safety legislation in Victoria is made up of several Acts and Regulations. The most current versions are listed on this page and can be downloaded from the Victorian Legislation and Parliamentary Documents website. The links on this page will take you to those documents.

NTC Bus Operator Handbook NTC Bus Operator Handbook (921 KB)

The Bus Operator Handbook, produced in partnership between the National Transport Commission and the Bus Industry Confederation is a quick reference guide for bus and coach operators to understand the management practices and regulatory requirements for the bus sector.
NHVR Bus Operator Guidelines for HVNL - October 2013
This information pack is a guide to the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL) for the bus industry.
Key Health and Safety Tips for Bus Drivers
Produced by the Queensland Government these health and safety tips provide general information on ways to manage the most common hazards and risks for bus drivers. By following these guidelines drivers can effectively managing health and safety in your workplace. However, every workplace is different and you must not take this information as being all that you need to do.
NSW School Bus Safety Advisory Committee
This web resource provided by Transport for NSW contains information related to school bus safety in NSW including recent rulings related to an investment of more than $200 million that will see seatbelts installed on almost 1700 buses across the state.
SmartStop Initiative for School Bus Safety
SmartStop is a safety initiative bringing together information for kids, parents, bus drivers and teachers to make the trip to school by bus safe and secure for everyone on the road. SmartStop was produced by the Road Safety Advisory Council of Tasmania in partnership with Metro Tasmania and TasBus.
Work Safe Victoria Asbestos Guide  Asbestos Containing Products in Motor Vehicles - Workshops by Worksafe Victoria
Work Cover NSW Asbestos guide in the Workshop

Guidance Note Working with Asbestos In The Motor Vehicle Repair Industry – July 2005 by WorkCover NSW

New Standard SP method 4912

SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden has developed a new standard for fire suppression systems in engine compartments of buses and coaches. This work has been carried out in part on behalf of the National Road Authority in Sweden. The objective has been to construct a model of an engine compartment where stakeholders can evaluate the firefighting performance of different suppression systems in a well-defined and objective way.

Load Restraint Guide Load Restraint Guide (5442 KB)

The National Transport Commission and RTA produced Guidelines and Performance Standards for Safe Carriage of Loads on Road Vehicles.

Is It Dementia

There are many different types of types of dementia and can effect people as young as 30 years of age. Because of the various types and behaviour associated with dementia, it can often be heard to spot in those around you.  Alzheimers Australia has produced an online resource to help employers adopt some principles in the workplace that may help reduce the stress of an employee, customer or passenger suffering from dementia.

Go online to download the fact sheets and facilitator guidelines:

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