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NO-bus driver

NO-bus driver

Basic skill needed for:
Bus drivers

Task for bus ❑ arrange to transport goods and ❑ ensure that the bus is in proper
drivers technical condition and provide
passengers to the correct necessary service

destination as accurately and ❑ There will be some differences
safely as possible between bus driver jobs within
❑ assist with loading and unloading and outside the city

of items, goods and passengers
❑ follow traffic rules, drive safely in

traffic and assess the traffic



On a daily basis a bus driver will
❑ check tickets and other travel documents
❑ check identity cards and student cards
❑ read signs and traffic instructions
❑ read updates on road conditions
❑ identify lists of bus number and route number
❑ read information about passengers and orders
❑ read messages or logs from previous shift
❑ read trip recorder for longer trips and those outside the regular shift
❑ read symbols and messages on the digital tachograph/trip recorder display

Regularly a bus driver will
❑ check the notes in the bus’s logbook
❑ read information on route changes and new routines
❑ read discrepancy reports
❑ read the workshop report
❑ read the route descriptions from maps or GPS
❑ read lists of codes for routes and shifts
❑ read messages about errors on driving computer
❑ read work schedules

Occasionally a bus driver will
❑ check the rules and regulations in the driver’s handbook
❑ read training materials and interactive learning programmes
❑ familiarize themselves with new routes
❑ refer to technical manuals
❑ read the shipping information on luggage and packages
❑ read the safety instructions and procedures for safe driving
❑ read the quality manual on the intranet and links to legislation
❑ read work-related information
❑ read regulations on driving and rest periods


On a daily basis a bus driver will
❑ log his/her own shift
❑ register passengers and orders
❑ log settlement

Regularly a bus driver will
❑ log technical problems and faults
❑ report on events to superiors
❑ write information tags for the Lost and Found office

Occasionally a bus driver will
❑ report and document damage to equipment or people
❑ report and document vandalism and theft
❑ forward complaints from passengers
❑ report on computer error messages to the traffic control centre
❑ write faults messages
❑ write notes and assignments in connection with training

Oral skills

On a daily basis a bus driver will
❑ greet passengers pleasantly
❑ ask for travel documentation or payment
❑ announce stops and opportunities for transfer
❑ give instructions and explanations to passengers over the loudspeakers
❑ answer questions from passengers
❑ communicate with other drivers using internal communication equipmen

Regularly a bus driver will
❑ report on problems while driving and ask for help
❑ resolve conflicts with passengers
❑ deal with unforeseen situations
❑ constructively handle criticism
❑ respond to special requests
❑ receive messages and instructions from superiors

Occasionally a bus driver will
❑ communicate with superiors regarding need for information or assistance
❑ deal with emergencies
❑ listen to training sessions on new procedures and rules
❑ collaborate and talk with other participants in the training session
❑ attend meetings and provide input


On a daily basis a bus driver will
❑ check that tickets and other travel documents are valid for the specified travel time
❑ check the validity of identity cards for age-specific discounts
❑ check payments and provide correct change
❑ check cash versus the number of tickets sold at the end of a shift
❑ calculate discounts
❑ calculate the price for a whole group
❑ read and evaluate numerical information from the dashboard
❑ ensure that the bus keeps to the schedule at each stop

Regularly a bus driver will
❑ check his/her own paycheck
❑ log his/her own driving
❑ calculate when the bus will arrive at a station
❑ check tyre pressure and if necessary inflate with the correct amount of air
❑ measure tyre treads and check that these are adequate
❑ read and consult maps, GPS and roadmaps
❑ consider the height and length of the vehicle for safe driving

Occasionally a bus driver will
❑ consider whether the number of passengers exceeds the legal limit
❑ assess and report technical faults
❑ assess mission and further driving based on regulations on driving and rest periods

Digital skills

On a daily basis a bus driver will
❑ use digital signs box with destination overview
❑ read the instruments on the bus dashboard
❑ log his/her own shift digitally
❑ use digital ticketing system
❑ use digital tachograph/trip recorder

Regularly a bus driver will
❑ use GPS to find direction and assess arrival time
❑ provide accounts through digital services
❑ read and use digital timesheets
❑ send text messages to colleagues or superiors
❑ write up log for use by workshop

Occasionally a bus driver will
❑ log events during runtime via the intranet
❑ document faults and accidents via the intranet
❑ take digital pictures to document accidents and the like
❑ save images as evidence
❑ identify HSE regulations and requirements for rest periods etc. via the Internet or intranet
❑ fill in and send contracts digitally
❑ use digital learning resources for training and certification
❑ update him/herself on ISO approvals and EU/EEA regulations

Critical thinking

On a daily basis a bus driver will
❑ understand their own role and responsibilities, and act if needed
❑ assess the behavior of passengers
❑ observe all health and safety in a construction environment protocols
❑ use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions,

conclusions or approaches to problems.
❑ analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems
❑ understanding the limits of their knowledge and skills
❑ speak to line managers about concerns

Regularly a bus driver will
❑ look to best solution and solve problems
❑ attend to and contribute at team meetings

Occasionally a bus driver will
❑ be in situations where you have to choose right or wrong
❑ reflect and record training needs

Media literacy

On a daily basis a bus driver will
❑ search for and find right information via TV, books, new papers, adds, Internet etc
❑ analyze messages and information, in written and non-written format, and able to identify what

is right, what is wrong, what is extra or what is missing and what he/she actually needs
❑ adhere to company policy in regard to social media
❑ observe confidentiality legislation in regard to sharing information

Regularly a bus driver will
❑ evaluate the accuracy and reliability of the message and transmit them

Occasionally a bus driver will
❑ create his own messages to express himself in an effective way

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