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South Somerset Coaches - Code of Conduct

Drivers Code of Conduct

• Ensure you wear your Identification Badge at all times.
• Remember you are representing yourself and Yeovil College.
• Maintain a courteous and professional relationship, be polite at all times.
• Treat all passengers equally and fairly.
• Avoid any unnecessary physical contact.
• Maintain confidentiality at all times, unless information received may be detrimental to a passenger’s health or wellbeing, report any concerns to the Operations Manager at South West Coaches as soon as possible.
• Report any concerns about a passenger’s behaviour towards you to the Operations Manager at South West Coaches as soon as possible.
• Remember that your actions, no matter how well-intentioned can be misinterpreted.
• Be aware of how your driving may be perceived by others.
• Ensure you have your route print or manifest with you on the journey (store securely and keep confidential).

You Must NOT:

• Hug, hold, cuddle, tickle or have any unnecessary physical contact with passengers and never use physical force.
• Swear or make remarks that are personal, sexual, racist or could be judged to be offensive or inappropriate in any way.
• Smoke at any time while on duty. This includes e-cigarettes and vape pens
• Use a mobile phone while driving.
• Give passengers sweets, drinks, gifts, cards or letters.
• Send text messages or engage in conversations on social media with passengers.
• Engage in phone conversations with passengers that are not related to the transport you have been asked to carry out.
• Accept gifts / money from passengers.
• Exchange personal details or contact numbers with passengers for use other than for transport arrangements.
• Offer or accept friendships with passengers on social network sites.
• Search through passenger’s bags and personal belongings.
• Film or take photos of passengers
• Deviate from the route or accept instructions from anyone other than the Traffic Co-ordinator at South West Coaches or the emergency services.

Passengers Code of Conduct

• Smoking and using e-cigarettes and vape pens is not permitted at any time while on the vehicle.
• Alcohol must not be consumed at any time while on the vehicle.
• No food is to be consumed at any time while on the vehicle.
• Soft drinks can be consumed on the vehicle, but all cans and bottles must be removed by the passenger when exiting the vehicle.
• Passengers must remain seated all times.
• Passengers must be in possession of a valid pass to travel. This pass must be shown on all journeys. Failure to produce a pass may result in a refusal to allow travel.
• Make sure you are at the bus stop in plenty of time for the scheduled bus arrival

You Must NOT:

• Swear or make remarks that are personal, sexual, racist or could be judged to be offensive in any way.
• Standing up while the vehicle is in motion.
• Be verbally or physically abusive to the driver.
• Be verbally or physically abusive to other passengers.
• Damage any part of the vehicle including seatbelts.
• Write graffiti anywhere on the vehicle
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To apply for the Ansford & Wincanton Study Saver Travel Ticket, download the application form HERE

Once your application is complete, please email it to enrol@yeovil.ac.uk or alternatively send to Yeovil College, Mudford Rd, Yeovil BA21 4DR
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Once your application is complete, please email it to enrol@yeovil.ac.uk or alternatively send to Yeovil College, Mudford Rd, Yeovil BA21 4DR
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