Transit drivers are subject to the possibility of anything happening along city bus routes. With people from all walks of life, routes that pass through the most depraved neighborhoods, and the drunken craziness of weekend early mornings, these drivers face unspeakable abuse at times, and have their personal safety jeopardized every day.
Buses are already properly equipped with a well stocked and supplied first aid kit, ready for nearly any emergency. They’re not all the way there yet though. Every bus would do well to have an AED on board for assisted CPR. More importantly, every driver should have access to eyewash and a first aid wash to deal with possible contaminants, particulate in the eye, and even liquids from what people spit, drink, or otherwise dispense from body or containers. Not a pretty picture.
These incidents are not a common daily occurrence but they do happen, and often enough to constitute a problem that needs some alternatives to properly manage the risks to public and driver health and safety. A driver’s eyesight is of critical importance for the task at hand.
Bio Med Wash emergency eyewash comes in conveniently sized cans, and a variety of options for equipping personnel.
- Hip Holster for 3oz or 7oz cans
- Single Mounts for in-vehicle 7oz cans
- Soft-Sided Bag to carry 12-15 cans
On average a TransLink driver is assaulted almost every other day in Metro Vancouver, usually over fare disputes.