Operating Procedure: HS-5-004 – Child Booster and Car Seats (Refer to Form TF019)

Preamble

In accordance with the provisions of Bill 73 and the requirements of Regulation 613, HSTS may provide child or booster seats for students who are travelling in a vehicle with less than 10 seats for all passengers and who require them by law.

Implementation

HSTS may provide child booster seats for student passengers travelling on a vehicle with less than 10 seats who meet all of the following criteria:

 under the age of eight; and
 weigh between 18-36 kg (40-80 lbs.) or;
 stand less than 145 cm (4 feet 9 inches) tall.

HSTS may provide forward-facing child car seats for all student passengers travelling on a vehicle with less than 10 seats who:

 weigh between 9-18 kg (20-40 lbs.).

Responsibilities

Parent/Guardian and School staff shall:

1. ensure that the student is secured properly in the child booster/car seat andthat seat belts and/ or safety vests are secured properly before the vehicle departs and unsecure the student upon arrival.

Bus/Taxi Operator shall:

1. provide their drivers with the proper training so they know how to secure the booster/car seat properly and firmly in place in the vehicle before the vehicle departs.

2. provide their drivers with proper training so they know how a safety vest should be secured properly in the vehicle before the vehicle departs.

Effective Date: September 2013
Operating Procedure: HS-5-004 – Child Booster and Car Seats (Refer to Form TF019)