Dorset County Council’s management of its school crossing patrol (SCP) service reached new heights in 2008.
Last year the council managed 62 SCP sites across the county, which meant providing a safe crossing service on 23,790 occasions. On 99.9% of these occasions sites were staffed by a patrol or a relief patrol, thanks in part to an out-of-hours emergency phone service introduced to cover short-term, short-notice sickness and other emergency absence – despite a much higher than average SCP staff sickness and turnover record.
Robert Smith, network traffic safety manager, said: "It is testament to the efficient and professional management of the SCP service by the road safety team that the risks associated with short notice SCP absence across such a rural county are mitigated so effectively."
For more information contact Robert Smith on 01305 224558.