Alberta Provincial Hours of Service (School Bus and Passenger Bus/Van)

This course outlines the regulations a driver must follow when operating under the Alberta provincial hours of service rules. These regulations are in place to help combat fatigue; they not only protect those involved in commercial transportation, but the public travelling on the road as well.

COURSE OVERVIEW

This course outlines the regulations a driver must follow when operating under the Alberta provincial hours of service rules. These regulations are in place to help combat fatigue; they not only protect those involved in commercial transportation, but the public travelling on the road as well.

After completing this course, the participant should understand work-shift limits, exemptions to the limits, documentation requirements (form and manner), the 160 KM radius exemption and the responsibilities of the driver.

This course will help the participant understand not only the rules that govern them, but how to apply them.

COURSE TOPICS

Introduction

  • What is a Safety Fitness Certificate?
  • What is a National Safety Code vehicle?
  • What employees do the regulations apply to?

Duty Status

  • The Four Duty statuses
  • Off Duty Time
  • On Duty Time

Work-shift Limits

  • Definition of Work-shift
  • Work-shift Limits
  • Mandatory Time Breaks
  • Reduced Rest Provision
  • Summary or limits

Co – Driver Requirements

  • Conflict of Status

Exemptions

  • Adverse Driving Conditions and its definition
  • Emergencies and its definition

Form & Manner Requirements

  • Daily Log Requirements
  • Duty Status Locations
  • Off Duty Logs
  • Driver Log Retention
  • Supporting Documents

Logbook Exemption (160 KM Radius)

  • Not exempt from work-shift limits
  • Exemption rules
  • Record of Duty Status Form and Manner
  • Supporting Documents
  • 15 Hour on Duty Limit

ONLINE COURSE DURATION

Approximately 45 minutes

PASS MARK

A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants are able to repeat the course once if a passing mark is not achieved the first time.

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

N/A

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