Health and safety measures in transportation

Description

The body of rules, procedures and regulations related to health and safety measures intended to prevent accidents or incidents in transportation.

Alternative labels

health and safety measures in transport
health and safety procedures in transportation
health and safety procedures in transport
processes to ensure health and safety in transport
accident prevention measures in transportation
health and safety practices in transportation
transportation accident prevention procedures
health and safety practices in transport
accident prevention measures in transport
processes to ensure health and safety in transportation

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

cross-sector

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Health and safety measures in transportation is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Bus driver: Bus drivers operate buses or coaches, take fares, and look after passengers.
Tram driver: Tram drivers operate trams, take fares, and look after passengers.
Maritime instructor: Maritime instructors teach all those occupationally piloting a boat or a ship, such as skippers and ship captains, how to operate their inland water boats or maritime ships according to regulations. They teach their students theory and techniques on how to optimally pilot, steer and navigate, and maintain their specific boat or ship, observe and evaluate the students’ practice. They also focus on non-steering related subjects such as customer service (in case of person transportation) and safety measure regulations.
Delivery driver: Delivery drivers transport goods and packages to specified locations by motocycle, car or van. They load and unload goods according to schedule, ensure proper handling of packages, follow directions and plan the best route to each destination.
Transport health and safety inspector: Transport health and safety inspectors are responsible for maintaining safety standards, reducing risk to company, staff and customers and achieving industry standards. They evaluate existing security systems to determine potential risks in all transport sectors such as road and sea transport, and develop policies and procedures that minimise the risk to properties, employees and computer systems.
Diesel engine mechanic: Diesel engine mechanics repair and maintain all types of diesel engines. They use hand tools, precision measuring instruments, and machine tools to diagnose trouble, disassemble engines, and to examine and exchange parts of defect and excessive wear.
Motorcycle instructor: Motorcycle driver instructors teach people the theory and practice of how to operate a motorcycle safely and according to regulations. They assist students in developing the skills needed to ride and prepare them for the theory test and the practical riding test.
Rail logistics coordinator: Rail logistics coordinator manage shipments by rail including or excluding other transport modes. They coordinate the timely allocation of transport means and equipment and ensure a timely delivery. They design and maintain efficient supply chains for clients and shippers.
Automotive test driver: Automotive test drivers drive prototype and pre-production vehicles and assess their performance, safety and comfort. They test the models in various driving situations and prepare reports to help engineers improve their designs and identify problems. They can work for manufacturers, independent vehicle test organisations or automotive magazines.
Vessel steering instructor: Vessel steering instructors teach people the theory and practice of how to operate a vessel safely and according to regulations. They assist students in developing the skills needed to steer and prepare them for the driving theory and the driving examinations. They may also supervise driving examinations.
Aquaculture cage mooring worker: Aquaculture cage mooring workers operate highly-specialised equipment in order to moor cages in stable stations, drifting cages or even self-propelled and semi-submerged cages. 
Occupational driving instructor: Occupational driving instructors teach occupational drivers how to operate their vehicles according to driving regulations. They teach their students theory and techniques on how to optimally drive and maintain their specific vehicle, observe and evaluate the students’ practice. They also focus on non-driving related subjects such as customer service (in case of person transportation drivers) and safety measure regulations.
Trolley bus driver: Trolley bus drivers operate trolley buses or guided buses, take fares, and look after passengers.
Rolling stock inspector: Rolling stock inspectors inspect wagons and carriages to asses their technical condition while grouped together and before they are used for transportation activities. They check technical devices, ensure complete and correct operation of the rolling stock, and prepare required technical documents and/or checklists. Depending on work organisation they are also responsible for limited ad-hoc maintenance or exchange work and the performance of brake tests.
Bus driving instructor: Bus driving instructors teach people the theory and practice of how to operate a bus safely and according to regulations. They assist students in developing the skills needed to drive and prepare them for the driving theory tests and the practical driving test.
Vehicle technician: Vehicle technicians inspect, test and maintain vehicles, motorcycles, engine tune-ups and tyre replacements. They repair engine failures, lube replacements. Vehicle technicians replace vehicle components and evaluate warranty options.

 
Railway infrastructure inspector: Railway infrastructure inspectors are responsible for checking the conditions of railways. They monitor compliance to health and safety standards and inspect the infrastructure to detect damage or flaws. They analyse and report on their findings to ensure railway conditions are maintained at a safe level.
Occupational railway instructor: Occupational railway instructors teach future occupational drivers of railway transportation, such as train, tram, metro and trolley drivers how to operate their railway vehicle according to regulations. They teach their students theory and techniques on how to optimally drive and maintain their specific railway vehicle, observe and evaluate the students’ practice. They also focus on non-driving related subjects such as customer service (in case of person transportation) and safety measure regulations.
Ship steward/ship stewardess: Ship stewards and ship stewardesses work on board the vessel to provide services to passengers such as serving meals, housekeeping, welcoming passengers and explaining safety procedures.
School bus attendant: School bus attendants monitor the activities on schoolbuses to ensure and supervise the students’ safety and good behaviour. They help children on and off the bus, support the driver and provide assistance in case of emergency.
Car driving instructor: Car driving instructors teach people the theory and practice of how to operate a car safely and according to regulations. They assist students in developing the skills needed to drive and prepare them for the driving theory tests and the practical driving test.
Move manager: Move managers coordinate all the resources and activities comprised in moving services. They work together with clients to define the requirements of the service and adapt it to their demands. They manage communication with shipping companies, planners, and movers to assure compliance, business efficiency, and client satisfaction.
Automated cable vehicle controller: Automated cable vehicle controllers operate systems and control boards keeping under the control the operations of a varied array of modes of transport operated by cable. They can operate aerial cabins, telphers, funiculars, etc. They ensure continuous operations and intervene in the operations when unforeseen situations occur.
Rail operations manager: Rail operations managers are concerned with overseeing, designing, and controlling the processes of transport operation. Rail operation managers may work for rail operators concerning tasks such as managing the safe and efficient operation of transport services including customer relation tasks or the management of staff and work organisation in this field. Rail operation managers employed by infrastructure operators manage the efficient and safe use of the network. This includes the planning of timetables and the allocation of slots to customers. They plan the construction and maintenance work. 
Railway station manager: Railway station managers are in charge of organising tasks linked to the operation of train stations. Their tasks cover the organisation of the maintenance and repairment works for buildings and interior equipment. They care for the comfort, service, safety and security of passengers, other clients and the commercial use of buildings. Depending on the size of the station, the number of staff that railway station managers are directly responsible for can be high.
Milk heat treatment process operator: Milk heat treatment process operators use equipments to perform different methods of pasteurisation and/or sterilisation to dairy liquid products. They operate equipment such as raw product booster pumps, homogenisers, flavour control equipment, clarifiers, separators, auxiliary pumps, and filters.
Driving instructor: Driving instructors teach people the theory and practice on how to operate a vehicle safely and according to regulations. They assist students in developing the skills needed to drive and prepare them for the driving theory and the driving examination. They may also supervise driving examinations.
Truck driving instructor: Truck driving instructors teach people the theory and practice of how to operate a truck safely and according to regulations. They assist students in developing the skills needed to drive and prepare them for the driving theory tests and the practical driving test.
Dangerous goods driver: Dangerous goods drivers transport fuel and bulk liquid, hazardous products and chemicals by road.
Aviation safety officer: Aviation safety officers plan and develop safety procedures for aviation companies. They study safety regulations and restrictions relative to aviation company operations. Hence, they direct activities of personnel in order to safeguard the application of safety measures in compliance with regulations.
Distribution centre dispatcher: Distribution centre dispatchers ensure efficient shipping of manufactured goods. They stipulate routes and complete shipping documents.
Private chauffeur: Private chauffeurs transport their employers to a particular destination safely and on time. They use navigation devices to reach the destination in the shortest time possible, advise on weather and traffic conditions and comply with legal driving regulations.
Tram controller: Tram controllers assign and manage tram vehicles and drivers for the transport of passengers, including records of distances covered and of repairs made.
Move coordinator: Move coordinators envision all the activities required for a successful moving. They receive briefings from the client and translate them in actions and activities that assure a smooth, competitive, and satisfactory moving.
Bulk filler: Bulk fillers perform dumping of food products into barrels, tubs, or containers together with prescribed amounts of preservatives, such as salt, sugar, brine, syrup, or vinegar for the manufacturing of food products.

Train attendant: Train attendants work on trains to provide services to passengers such as welcoming passengers, answering their questions and serving meals.

Optional knowledge

Health and safety measures in transportation is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Steward/stewardess: Stewards/stewardesses perform food and beverage service activities on all land, sea and air travel services.
Vocational teacher: Vocational teachers instruct students in their specialised field of study, which is predominantly practical in nature. They provide theoretical instruction in service of the practical skills and techniques that the students must subsequently master in the specialised vocation of their choice and aid in the development of the according attitudes and values. Vocational teachers monitor the students progress, assist individually when necessary, and evaluate their knowledge and performance on the subject through assignments, tests and examinations.
Moving truck driver: Moving truck drivers operate lorries or trucks intended for relocating and transporting goods, belongings, machinery, and others. They assist in placing goods in the truck for efficient use of space and security compliance.
Mover: Movers are responsible for the physical handling of goods and belongings to be relocated or transported from one place to the other. They disassemble goods, machinery or belongings for transporting and assemble or install them in the new location. They ensure that objects are well protected and packed, secured and placed correctly in trucks and transports.

 


 

References

  1. Health and safety measures in transportation – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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