Marketing and Media Department – Dubai:
Emirates Transport, the largest school transport provider in the UAE, has announced that it has intensified its preparations for the new academic year 2021/2022, which will start before the end of this month.
The company provides school transport services through 6,629 school buses for contracted government and private schools throughout the country.
The preparations for the large fleet dedicated to school and educational transport includes the completion of preventive and periodic maintenance operations, ensuring the readiness of all security and safety systems for students on buses, in addition to meeting all the COVID-19 preventive measures required by the concerned authorities in the country.
In addition, work is well underway to protect transported students from the virus according to a comprehensive plan which is subject to periodic updating, in accordance with the latest legislation and guidelines.
Another essential part of the preparation plan involves bus drivers and supervisors who are periodically subjected to various intensive training and guidance programmes within a comprehensive curricula, which is prepared and implemented by the Emirates Transport Centre for Training in cooperation with a number of governmental authorities.
Meanwhile, the company also confirmed its buses are equipped with modern systems and technologies that ensure the highest levels of safety, security and comfort for transported students, and to meet all the requirements of the relevant legislative authorities in the country.
With regards to the progress of vaccinations against COVID-19; the company estimates to reach 100% vaccination rate of all 11,000 employees in the school transport sector, including bus drivers and supervisors as well as administrators, before the start of the school year. Equally, 100% of school transport buses will be disinfected before the start of the school year, in addition to undergoing periodic disinfection during service provision with materials that are safe for both students and the environment.
The company praised the role of its strategic partners, suppliers and clients, praising their continuous cooperation to enhance the educational process in the country, and to ensure the safety and comfort of students according to the highest approved standards.