Confidential Incident Reporting and Analysis System (CIRAS) and Coaches

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3434
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

In response to Question 2017/3059, you now indicate that the earliest we can expect CIRAS to be extended to Coaches will be 2018.  Since (a) many Coaches are only allowed to operate on London's road by possessing a valid TfL-issued London Service Permit and (b) a Coach was involved in a fatal collision with a Cyclist in February, how are the Mayor's announced Vision Zero goals served by not making subscription to CIRAS an immediate precondition for a Coach Operator to receive a London Service Permit from TfL? 

Answer

Answer for Confidential Incident Reporting and Analysis System (CIRAS) and Coaches

Answer for Confidential Incident Reporting and Analysis System (CIRAS) and Coaches

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I expect independent confidential reporting to be incorporated as a health and safety requirement in my revised Mayoral guidance document for London Service Permits (LSP).

It is important that the guidance is aligned with my Transport Strategy; as a result of the consultation on the draft Strategy, the final Strategy may also include further safety mechanisms for buses and coaches. It may be appropriate to incorporate any such additional measures in the revised LSP guidance.

TfL has confirmed that the operator concerned in the February incident already has a confidential incident reporting system in place.