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Bus Driver –X3

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Job Title: Bus Driver X3

Organization Name: Services

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Department Description

Purpose:

Responsible for driving a passenger carrying vehicle, i.e. heavy passenger vehicles to ensure safety to themselves, their passengers and the public

Brief Description

Key responsibilities include the following:

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  • To drive a bus or vehicle in according to National Road Traffic Act
  • To check the condition of the vehicle prior to commencing service by ensuring but not limited to the following. Carrying out the safety walk round check, i.e. pre-trip and post-trip inspections
  • To complete trip log; i.e. open and close kilometers per trip or route
  • To drive the allocated vehicles in a safe, legal and professional way
  • To drive to the set timetable, not running early or late, when it is safe to do so
  • To ensure that rules of the road are observed within bus depots and bus stations – public roads and abnormal conditions
  • Required to wear prescribed uniforms at all times whilst on duty
  • Communicate effective in a professional manner with customers
  • To provide a professional, courteous and friendly service to all stakeholders
  • Ensuring that the vehicle is clean and tidy prior to commence route or trip
  • Report vehicles or buses that are not roadworthy
  • Report any defect in the vehicle or equipment is reported as soon as possible to the Operations Controller – and ensure it is submitted on completion of trip/route
  • Timeous reporting of expiring vehicle license and COF
  • Carry out lawful and reasonable duties required by OHS, SHEQ
  • To ensure a full understanding of emergency and evacuation plans and procedures
  • Understand University Health & Safety Policy, and Emergency Fire Procedures
  • Ensure safety hazards and risks are identified and reported to the operations manager immediately
  • Attend safety and compliance meetings

Requirements:

  • Grade 12
  • Minimum 3 years active passenger driving experience on buses
  • Valid Driver’s License Code EC1 (0,4) or EC
  • Professional Driving Permit (PrDP)
  • Technical Competencies 
  • Advance Driving Skills
  • Basic writing and numeracy skills

Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours:

  • Customer Service
  • Communication Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Relationship Building

Compliance/Statutory Requirements (Knowledge, Understanding and or Training)

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  • OHS Act
  • AARTO Act
  • National Road Traffic Act

Closing Date: 27 November 2023

irec.wits.ac

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