Bus driver safety self-assessment

Between 2009 and 2014, there were 63 accepted workers’ compensation claims for work-related stress experienced by bus drivers in Queensland, at an average cost of more than $58,000 per claim. This does not include uninsured costs. The insured and uninsured costs of work place incidents can pose a significant financial burden on organisations. The bus driver self-assessment tool has been created to assist organisations to develop the capability to manage risks from client aggression and violence in their workplace.

This self-assessment tool will assist in reviewing the effectiveness and adequacy of your existing risk management approach for client aggression and violence risks in your workplace. It will help to prompt ideas and opportunities to improve your practices. The self-assessment should be undertaken in consultation with all relevant persons (e.g. drivers, supervisors, work health and safety and human resource personnel).