By John Lynch, general manager of Wormald’s Business Support Services
School children, everyday commuters and sight-seeing tourists – everybody using public transport has the expectation of safe travel, and passengers rely on transport companies and authorities to have appropriate safety provisions in place.
For vehicle managers, fire safety can pose unique and specific challenges. Many buses and large vehicles have fuel sources and other combustible components that can be in relatively close proximity to the vehicle’s ignition and heat sources, all of which surround the vehicle’s driver and passengers. Vehicle fires can occur for many reasons. For example, according to reports the NSW Office of Transport Safety Investigations believes the Oxford Street bus fire was the result of a cracked pipe which was leaking fuel. Continue reading