FROM SAFETY MANAGEMENT, MEMBER SUPPORT & TRAINING DESK
Christine Tyrrell - Safety Management and Training Manager
The NSW Taxi Council is continuing to offer Driver Training Online through Zoom. This is available to drivers throughout NSW who have completed the driver onboarding process.
Please note the Online Driver Training is available to all Regional NSW Taxi Council member networks. The NSW Taxi Council delivering the training will save you valuable time. Networks will only need to conduct their own Network specific training.
The NSW Taxi Council is taking enrolments for WATS Training on 29th and 30th September 2020. The course will be held at Kingsgrove RSL, with Covid-19 safety measures in place.
The NSW Taxi Council successfully ran a WATS Train the Trainer course in Cessnock on 27th and 28th August 2020. Congratulations to the Assessors from Cessnock Radio Cabs and Diggers Maitland Taxis.
The next WATS Train the Trainer course is scheduled for 22nd and 23rd September 2020. The course will be held at Kingsgrove RSL, with Covid-19 safety measures in place.
Safety Management System
The NSW Taxi Council Safety Management Manager has formed a SMS Sub Committee. The committee consist of 2 Regional members and 2 Metropolitan members. The committee’s purpose is to meet and review/discuss the Safety Management System. The role of the Sub Committee will include a review on whether updates are needed and ways to see how we can enhance the Safety Management System.
The SMS Sub Committee held its first meeting on 2nd September 2020. The Terms of Reference document was finalised and discussed during the meeting. The finalised Terms of Reference document was distributed to Committee members at the completion of the meeting.
The proposed Safety Management System updates were discussed and sent to the Committee members for review.
NSW Health advises that it is strongly recommended that customers when using the public transport network across NSW, including Taxis, and customer facing staff, wear a face mask.
Masks are also strongly recommended for passengers and drivers of Taxis and all other point to point transport vehicles.