Bus Driver (AD13) X3
Wits University
Gauten, ZA
3d ago

DescriptionBrief Description

Purpose : The main purpose of this position / job is :

  • A passenger transport driver or bus driver is responsible for driving a passenger carrying vehicle, i.e. heavy to light passenger vehicles.
  • Provide good customer service and a safe and comfortable journey throughout the network of bus services.
  • Drivers are responsible for operating in a way that ensures the safety of themselves, their passengers and the public.
  • Drivers are required to perform their duties in a manner that abides with the institutions operational and safety requirements.
  • Key responsibilities include but are not limited to the following :

  • To drive the allocated vehicles in a safe, legal and professional way
  • To drive to the set timetable, not running early or late, when it is safe to do so
  • To drive University field trip and the service provider’s private hire trips,
  • To keep up to date with road closures, diversions or special events which may affect bus services,
  • To keep up to date with any changes to condition of travel infrastructure and weather
  • To ensure that speed limits are observed within bus depots and bus stations public roads and abnormal conditions
  • To check the condition of the vehicle prior to commencing service
  • Carrying out the safety walk round check, i.e. pre-trip and post-trip inspection
  • Ensuring that any defect in the vehicle or equipment is reported as soon as possible to the Transport Supervisors
  • To comply with the laws and company regulations regarding the use of mobile phones, smoking in company vehicles tampering with safety devices or other devices on vehicles whilst on duty.
  • To be responsible for the health, safety, security, welfare, environmental and fire safety arrangements for yourself, customers and colleagues.
  • This must include attendance at safety briefings and training as required.

  • To ensure all safety accidents / incidents are reported using the company’s reporting procedure.
  • Drivers shall not perform or attempt to perform work under the influence of Drugs and Alcohol Zero tolerance
  • Carry out lawful and reasonable duties required by OHS, SHEQ.
  • To ensure a full understanding of emergency and evacuation plans and procedures
  • To ensure compliance with the rules governing driving hours and rest periods
  • Ensure safety hazards and risks are identified and reported to the manager immediately
  • Requirements :

  • Valid Drivers’ License Code C or EC1 (0,4) or EC and PRDP should have passenger transport authorization
  • Minimum 3 years active passenger driving experience on heavy vehicles
  • Grade 12
  • Good driving skills and record
  • Good health and physical strength
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good writing skills with the ability to compile reports
  • Good computer knowledge
  • Alertness and visual attention skills
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