This could be as early as 04:30am or as late as 17:00pm if you are driving the last bus of the day.You will be told which particular bus has been allocated for your duty.Having found his bus,he needs to do a number of checks like:
MAKING SURE ALL THE LIGHTS OUTSIDE THE BUS ARE WORKING (BRAKE LIGHTS AND THE HEAD ONES TOO)MAKING SURE ALL THE LIGHTS INSIDE THE BUS ARE WORKING.(SALOON LIGHTS AND CAB LIGHTS).THE HORN IS WORKING.THE DOORS ARE OPENING AND CLOSING CORRECTLY. EMERGENCY DOOR ALARMS ARE WORKING,THE BELL PUSHES ARE WORKING. THE BUS RADIO IS WORKING THERE IS NO EXTERNAL BODYWORK DAMAGE.THE RADIATOR IN THE ENGINE IS FULL OF WATER.THE WINDSCREEN WIPERS ARE WORKING CORRECTLY.THE DRIVING MIRRORS ARE FIRMLY ATTACHED AND NOT BROKEN.
The driver can now leave the garage and drive to his starting point.He will drive for a number of hours before having a break of at least 40 minutes, then take take over his second bus which is ether on the road or in the garage and drive for anther number of hours.When his duty is finished returns to the garage and pays in any money he has collected from passengers also hand in any lost - property which may have been left on the bus that day and then finally he "SIGNS OFF" and goes home.If he was involed in accident he will need to fill in an accident form for insurance reasons before he goes home.
BY SAMUEL FRANCO-HALILI