Sell with Confidence
Read More
News

Protecting precious passengers

By Tanayah Wakefield

Sesame Lane Care and Kindergarten has installed an alarm system on its entire fleet of buses to ensure the safety of children in its care.

Head of Sesame Lane Kerri Smith says all 10 buses used to take children on excursions and collect them from school for after-school care have been fitted with the technology at a cost of about $30,000.

“We are vigilant about transporting children. It’s a high priority item that has had some media attention and we’ve put strategies around it to manage the risk and protect the children in our care,” Ms Smith says.

“We have relooked at all of our policies and procedures and implemented mandatory staff induction and training, but the most important thing we’ve done is we’ve fitted our buses with technology to ensure that there’s a reminder check on the buses.”

An alarm will sound unless a staff member walks to the back of the bus and turns it off. Positioning it at the back of the bus ensures the person checks the bus for sleeping children as they walk through the bus to turn off the alarm and again as they exit.

Ms Smith says Sesame Lane investigated many options and different types of technology before deciding on the alarm system.

For further information on this article, click here.

Up to Date

Latest News

  • Woodford Show

    Round up the family, gather your friends and head to Moreton Bay Hinterland for the annual Woodford Show. The Woodford Show society is bringing back the community spirited Woodford Show in 2024 to showcase all the unique wonders this beautiful country town and tight-knit community have to offer. When: Friday 21st … Read more

    Read Full Post

  • Bribie chef shares culinary dream on MasterChef

    Bribie Island local Stephen Dennis ramped up his cooking skills on season 16 of MasterChef Australia. While he was eliminated from the show, the 62-year-old was the oldest contestant in this year’s competition and floored the judges every step of the way. “My wife and her belief in me would probably … Read more

    Read Full Post