Passenger Safety Awareness Briefing
Emergency exits –
Point out the location of all emergency exits (push-out windows, roof vent, and side door) and explain how to operate them.
Emphasize that, whenever feasible, the motorcoach door should be the primary exit choice.
Encourage able-bodied passengers to assist any injured or mobility-impaired passengers during an emergency evacuation.
Provide passengers with sufficient guidance to ensure compliance with 49 CFR 392.62, “Safe operation, buses.”
Seat Belt Use – If equipped, recommend the use of shoulder/lap seat belts whenever passengers occupy any seating position. Emergency Contact – Advise passengers to call 911 by cellular telephone in the event of an emergency. Driver Direction – Advise passengers to look to the driver for direction and follow his/her instructions.
Fire Extinguisher- Point out the location of the fire extinguisher.
Restroom Emergency Push Button or Switch – Inform motorcoach passengers of the emergency signal device in the restroom.
Avoiding Slips and Falls- Warn passengers to exercise care when boarding and exiting the motorcoach and to use
the handrail when ascending or descending steps. Encourage passengers to remain seated as much as possible while
the motorcoach is in motion. If it is necessary to walk while the motorcoach is moving, passengers should always
use handrails and supports.