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Location Safety Officer - Ancaster, ON (27495)





FIRST STUDENT is North America’s largest & leading school bus company. We are currently hiring a Safety Officer for our School Bus Operations in Ancaster, ON



Provide uniform application of established training programs and practices. In conjunction with Location Managers, provide indirect supervision of safety and training staff. Assist the Location Managers in programs or analysis that will reduce vehicular collisions and WSIB claims, provide a proactive management approach to safety awareness and initiatives. Monitor safety compliance of all government legislation and company safety polices.



  • Assist with new driver recruitment and selection, including interviewing as required;
  • Establishes expertise in Occupational Health & Safety Code requirements, Company Safety Policies and Procedures, provincial traffic laws, Hours of Service and other relevant legislation i.e. drug and alcohol testing;
  • Monitors all branch minutes from Health & Safety meetings ensuring accuracy and follow up on items identified;
  • Ensures records on safety and safety related matters are up to date and accurate through annual internal safety audits;
  • Conducts safety inspections and makes recommendations for both ongoing safety efforts and efforts to increase safety awareness;
  • Administers safety and company programs such as modified duties, alcohol and drug testing, driver orientation programs, student discipline training and maintains up to date awareness of legislative and other changes that affect the Company with respect to driver safety and training issues;
  • Training and upgrading for related classified licences;
  • Assists Location Managers in accident investigation, analysis and determination of cause, WSIB claims, investigation, analysis and claims including modified duties program;
  • Monitor driver on-road performance including mandatory evaluations;
  • Maintenance of all related records as per Safety Policies;
  • Prepare monthly regional performance reports;
  • Co-ordinate and conduct training in accordance with First Student’s standards;
  • Monitor CVOR Legislation Compliance;
  • PeopleSoft input of updated licence information;
  • Administer written test and road test to trainees;
  • Participate on the Health and Safety Committee;
  • Accident investigation, documentation and follow up including reporting, retraining and evaluations;
  • Prepare, schedule and present mandatory workshops;
  • Schedule work for all part-time safety/recruiting employees;
  • Adapt easily to change of scheduling as required;
  • Assist with school programs, such as First Ride, Evacuation Procedures and Bus Safety;
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include some weekends and evenings; 
  • Other related duties as assigned which may include route driving and other office duties.



  • University degree or diploma in a related discipline preferred



  • Minimum 1 years experience in a safety and training capacity preferred;
  • Valid B Class License;
  • Prior experience as a school bus driver;
  • PRIDE course certification;
  • Valid CPR & First Aid;
  • Well versed in the First Canada Driver Selection Process;
  • Sound knowledge of Highway Traffic Act, Defensive Driving Skills, Health and Safety Practices;
  • Demonstrates experience in handling competing priorities, deadlines and applying sound interpersonal skills and excellent communication, complaint handling and problem resolution;
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and decision making within known guidelines;
  • Demonstrated experience with relevant safety and WC legislation and requirements;
  • Strong Belief and Knowledge of First Student’s Safety Policies and Procedures;
  • Different types of First Student vehicles and equipment, including Special Needs;
  • Working knowledge of First Student Computer Programs, as well as Microsoft Office.



Office and vehicle environment.


First Canada is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, persons with a disability, aboriginal peoples and members of a visible minority


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31155 -Ancaster
1185 Smith Road, Ancaster, Ontario, Canada, L9G 3L1
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    First Student Canada
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