Presentation on theme: "Florida’s School Bus Safety Inspection Program"— Presentation transcript:
1 Florida’s School Bus Safety Inspection Program Section , Florida Statutes, requires the FDOE to maintain an inspection certification program.School buses that are “available for service” are require to be inspected at a maximum interval of 30-school days.Inspections must be performed by a certified inspector in accordance with the criteria in the Florida School Bus Safety Inspection Manual.Certification candidates are required to meet the following prerequisites:
2 Certification Candidate Prerequisites Minimum of two years experience as a journeyman level mechanic or successful completion of a two year vehicle maintenance and repair program from an accredited school.Certification candidate must attend a two-day training course by a Florida certified trainer.Trainers are certified by the School Transportation Management Section staff during regional two-day train-the-trainer courses.Certification candidate training includes in-class and hands-on application.Certification candidate must pass a 100-question written test and a hands-on application test.
3 Inspection Training Program Inspection program trainers are school district personnel who have exhibited above average skills, knowledge, and leadership abilities.Trainers lead candidates through one day of in-class training using the Inspection Program Trainer’s CD in conjunction with the Florida School Bus Safety Inspection Manual.Day two consists of hands-on training in the shop. Candidates are required to perform several practice/training inspections.
4 Accessing the Trainer’s CD and Inspection Manual Select “manuals and publications” in the left menu column.The Trainer’s CD and Inspection Manual are available for use by any entity in the world.