Is your bus floor as safe as you think?



As an organization dedicated to achieving a zero-harm culture, we are dedicated not only to helping our customers reach their business targets, but also to making safety a number one priority. In order to achieve better fuel economy, a lighter weight bus floor is the obvious choice - but are all the aspects you need in a safe transport floor upheld over time and heavy-duty usage?

Combining the engineering skills and innovative thinking of our technical team with the in-depth knowledge of the industry from our sales representatives, we have achieved a lighter-weight product line without affecting the level of safety our floors offer, nor any of their physical properties. While lightweight components are important to the specification of your vehicles, this should not come at the cost of the safety of your passengers.

Why safety?

We believe that safety should be your utmost concern when putting together your bus or coach. With the combined risks of wet weather, standing passengers, and a moving vehicle, the chances of a slip on any bus can be significant.

According to APTA, between 2009 and 2013 there were 43,539 onboard injuries on buses and trains. These types of incidents leave operators open to compensation claims. In 2015 alone,  $1.1 billion was given out as compensation across all US transit industries.

All Altro transport safety floors offer a sustained PTV of ≥36 – a valuable quality which you can find published on all of our technical data. In order to protect your passengers as much as possible, ensure that all floor coverings have at least a PTV of 36 or higher from new, and that this is sustained above this level for the life of the product. Only then can you be sure that you are mitigating slip risks to one in a million.

By choosing an Altro floor for your vehicle, you are making a demonstrable commitment to the safety of your passengers, journey after journey, step after step.
Posted: 12/17/2018 7:02:52 PM by Jesse Wade | with 0 comments