Transit Bus System Safety

Study the four pillars of Safety Management Systems (SMS) and how SMS and System Safety work together to help create a safer working environment. Discover how the application of engineering and management principles, criteria and techniques can help to lower safety risk to acceptable levels. Explore the concepts of safety climate, safety risk management, the hazard reduction matrix as well as the hazard reduction precedence.

  • Prerequisite: Not Listed
  • Training Duration: 36 hours over 4.5 days
  • Training Resources: Informal site audit, pretest, quiz, final exam


Transportation Safety Institute

Transit Type


Target Audience

Agency Safety Plan (ASP) developers, implementers, and administrators, Transit Executive Managers, Human Resource Managers, Facility Managers, Risk Managers, Auditors, Design Engineering Vendors, Construction Vendors, Bus Transit Safety Managers, Safety Supervisors, Equipment Maintenance Managers, Equipment Maintenance Supervisors.

Learning Objectives

  • Safety Management Systems (SMS)
  • Core system safety elements; enhanced system safety elements suggested by the FTA
  • Safety climate and the impact on safety performance
  • Consequences of accidents and incidents
  • Heinrich Ratio
  • System safety; System safety as a management discipline
  • Management and engineering principles; Hazard identification and resolution
  • Components of the system safety management process
  • Roles and activities for the safety unit and safety committee
  • Employee selection criteria
  • Vehicles, facilities, equipment and systems
  • Human resources
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Safety and security Activities
  • Threat and vulnerability analyses
  • Emergency/All-hazards management

Assessment of Learner Performance

Final exam

Delivery Method

Instructor-led Training

Point of Contact

Jamie McAlvain



Restrictions for Use

Not Listed



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