Safety - Travel by coach

Risk assessment when travelling by coach


In advance / before arrival

If it happens

Coach does not turn up

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Organiser to carry mobile phone and coach company’s number

Coach breaks down

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Coach driver to make alternative arrangements

Coach is involved in an accident

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Follow driver’s instructions. 

If driver incapacitated then trip organiser to move people to place of safety and call coach company and/or emergency services, as appropriate.

Coach driver is taken ill


Organiser to contact coach company, plus emergency services if appropriate

Travel sickness

Anyone saying they are travel sick should have a seat reserved near the front of the coach

Check where bowl is stored on coach

Ask driver to stop at a safe place if necessary

Provide wipes, water