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A114 - Use of Transportation and Mobile-Powered Equipment

 Administrative Letter #114 Use of Transportation and Mobile-Powered Equipment - ??????????????????


DATE:                August 8, 2016 

FROM:                Superintendent Larry Bergeson 

REGARDING:   Use of Transportation and Mobile-Powered Equipment              

This letter defines the Washington County School District’s (WCSD) position on the use of mobile-powered and transportation equipment by students and non-employees. As WCSD’s liability insurance does not extend to either students or non-employees, it is necessary to outline when and who may operate WCSD equipment. 

DEFINITIONS


  • Mobile-Powered Equipment:
    • Any mobile power-propelled truck used to carry, push, pull, lift, stack or tier materials or persons
      • Mobile-powered equipment may include, but is not limited to, the following:
        • Forklifts, man lifts, cherry pickers, scissor lifts, riding lawnmowers, etc.
  • Transportation Equipment:
    • Any mobile power-propelled conveyance used to transport persons within the confines of a school campus
      • Transportation equipment may include, but is not limited to, the following:
        • Gators, four-wheelers, golf carts, etc.

GENERAL SAFETY


  • Students are prohibited from using district-owned mobile-powered equipment
  • Non-employees are prohibited from using district-owned mobile-powered equipment
  • Transportation equipment may be used by students under the following circumstances:
    • The student has been trained on the proper use of the equipment by a competent WCSD employee
    • The equipment is operated according to the manufacturer’s recommendations
    • The equipment is not used to transport more riders than the manufacturer’s recommends
  • When not in use, the keys should be removed from mobile-powered and transportation equipment and stored in a secured area
  • Personnel should not operate either mobile-powered or transportation equipment unless they have been trained and authorized
  • WCSD personnel should only operate mobile-powered or transportation equipment within the course and scope of their position

When working within the course of employment, WCSD personnel who supervise students have a duty to ensure their safety. Failure to abide by or enforce these safety procedures may result in disciplinary action.

 

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Larry Bergeson                                                                                             Date
Superintendent
Washington County School District

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