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Title: Ray of Light Homes, llc Driver Safety Policy and Procedure

Ray of Light Homes, llc Driver Safety Policy and
Standards for Drivers
  • If transporting consumers in vehicles in
    personal vehicles,you must comply with the
  • 1. Valid drivers license.
  • 2. No transporting under the influence of alcohol
    or drugs.
  • 3. No smoking without prior consent from legally
    responsible person and/or the consumer.
  • 4. Complete the ROLH basic safety orientation
    program prior to transporting consumers.

Standards for Drivers
  • 5. Immediately report
  • - any loss or suspension of drivers license,
  • -cancellation or termination of personal
    vehicle insurance, and/or convictions for
    traffic violations which affect eligibility for
    coverage under your vehicle insurance policy.
  • 6. Transporting consumers without proper
    license and insurance is subject to dismissal and
    the staff member guilty will assume full legal
    and financial responsibility for any adverse
    events that may have occurred.
  • 7. Drivers license checks are done before
    contracting and updated every year.

Documentation Required in the Vehicle
  • 1. Valid Drivers License
  • 2. Vehicle Registration
  • 3. Proof of auto insurance minimum 100,000
    per person liability coverage
  • 4. Client Emergency Information form with
    photograph of client attached.
  • 5. Staff Emergency Information form
  • 6. ROLH Emergency numbers

  • 1. Jumper cables.
  • 2. First Aid kit.
  • 3. Flashlight and extra batteries.
  • 4. Seat belts for all passengers.
  • 5. Cell phone.
  • 6. Triangular emergency reflector
  • Or some kind of bright reflective
  • device.
  • 7. Fire Extinguisher

Consumers are not to be left unattended at any
time in a vehicle.
Equipment Failures, Flat Tires, etc
  • 1. All vehicles transporting consumers will have
    a functioning spare tire, jack and appropriate
    tools for changing tires.
  • 2. In event of flat tire or engine failure
  •  a. Immediately pull to a safe location on the
    shoulder of the road, out of traffic.
  • b. Place the triangular emergency reflector
    behind the vehicle to warn oncoming traffic.
  • d. Assist the consumer in moving to a safe
    location, if appropriate.
  • c. Notify your QP if the situation becomes
  • emergency.

Equipment Failures, Flat Tires, etc
  • e. Make repairs as possible, or call for
    emergency roadside assistance.
  • f. Contact your Director or QP for additional
    transportation for consumers if repairs are not
    immediately achievable.

Limiting Distractions
  • To reduce distractions
  • 1. Do not talk or text on cell phones while
    driving. Pull to the side of the road to talk.
  • 2. Resist the temptation to be distracted at the
    scene of accident sites. No rubbernecking.
  • 3.Do not eat or drink while transporting
  • 4. Do not read or attempt to write while driving.
  • 5. Do not wear headphones while driving.

Disruptive / Combative Passengers
  • 1. If a passenger becomes disruptive or
    combative, pull to the side of the road
  • 2. Place the vehicle in Park, set the brake and
    turn off the ignition.
  • 3. Use verbal de-escalation techniques
    appropriate to the consumer.
  • 4. Remove other passengers from the vehicle
  • - to limit peer support for inappropriate
  • -to reduce escalation of peers by the passenger
    acting out
  • -to reduce the number of targets available in the
    case of violence.

Disruptive / Combative Passengers
  • 5. Do not proceed with travel until the situation
    is well under control and no longer poses a
    threat to the safe operation of the vehicle.
  • 6. If the situation escalates, dial 911 and ask
    for immediate assistance.
  • 7. Assist emergency personnel as appropriate.
  • 8. Notify your immediate supervisor as soon as
    the situation allows.
  • 9. Complete a Critical Incident Report

Accidents without Injuries
  • 1. Immediately check with all passengers and the
    occupants of any other vehicles to determine if
    any one is injured. If there are none reported,
    proceed with the following steps.
  • 2 . Call the police and report the accident.
  • 3. Make no statements regarding fault for the
  • 4. Notify the Director and/or QP immediately.
    Additional staff and transportation maybe sent to
    aid in caring for consumers as appropriate and/or
  • 5. Exchange information with the driver of any
    other vehicle involved including name, address,
    phone , drivers license , and insurance
  • 6. Collect the names and phone s of any
    witnesses available.
  • 7. Notify the Director and/or QP when ready to
    proceed with the day as planned.
  • 8. Complete a Critical Incident Report

Accidents with Injuries
  • Follow the directions above with the following
  • 1. Call 911 immediately for assistance.
  • 2. Do not attempt to move injured individuals.
  • 3. When emergency personnel arrive, assist as

Other Medical Emergencies
  • A medical emergency is defined as an incident
    that requires interventions beyond simple first
    aid available at the facility to stabilize a
    condition that may result in a serious medical
  • Conditions include, but are not limited to
  • excessive bleeding which is unable to be
  • accidents involving serious injury ie
  • a. failure or obstruction of the respiratory
  • b. failure of the circulatory system, chest pain
    or severe abdominal pain,
  • c. loss of consciousness unrelated to predictable
    seizure activity,
  • d. any type of distress that is determined to
    seriously limit an individuals normal level of
    daily functioning.
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