Recording injuries and fatalities in TfL bus garages and depots (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-06-11
Session date: 
June 11, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1817
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Thank you for your response to question 2014/1368. In your answer you state 'bus operators report fatalities and incidents where three or more people are seriously injured within the bus garage environment to TfL'. Please explain the reasons why TfL does not mandate operators to inform it of incidents where one or two people are seriously injured.

Answer

Answer for Recording injuries and fatalities in TfL bus garages and depots (1)

Answer for Recording injuries and fatalities in TfL bus garages and depots (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Limiting the definition of reportable incidents within bus garages is intended to ensure TfL focuses on the more serious events at these premises and all incidents on the public highway. As stated in my response to MQ 2014/1368, in addition, our assurance programme provides confidence that bus operators manage safety to an appropriate standard and that the level of serious incidents on their own premises is thankfully low.

TfL is also already exploring revised arrangements with bus operators that would give it greater visibility of RIDDOR [Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrence Regulations] notifications sent to the Health & Safety Executive, which would include incidents with one or two seriously injured people.