SURVEILLANCE BY THE BUS SUPERVISORS
The supervisor’s role is to ensure the safety of the children on the bus and that the person who is in charge of the child is there to meet him or her at the bus stop. Wherever possible, supervisors are provided for each bus in the morning and for both first and second afternoon departures. The supervisor is given a list with the name of all children per bus stop.
There are adult supervisors on all the first afternoon departure buses. For the morning buses and second afternoon departure buses, there are adult supervisors for the routes in Brussels, and student supervisors from S7 or S6 for the other routes.
The responsibilities of the bus supervisor with regard to safety and surveillance on the bus journey are set out below. The full set of rules for bus supervisors can be consulted on the website at Reglement surveillant adultes.doc, Reglement surveillant eleves.doc, or in the transport office.
Communication: The bus supervisors are required to inform the transport office in the following situations:
- Any dangerous stops or discipline problems on the bus
- Any other problems on the journey, such as absent parent, delays, or accident
- If they believe a child is too young to go home alone
Safety and general behaviour: All the bus supervisors, whether adult or student, are required to sign a list of conduct rules, which include the following obligations to:
- Ensure that all the students are seated and seatbelts attached while the vehicle is in motion.
- Respect the rules given by the transport office
- Behave in a courteous and respectful manner
- Use language appropriate for children
- Not to touch the children except in case of an emergency
- Not to smoke at any time on board the vehicle
- Not to distribute sweets, food or drink to students on the bus without authorisation of the transport office
- Not to get off the bus with a child except on the instructions of the transport office