Research & reports

Title: School Crossing Patrol Service Guidelines

Organisation: Road Safety GB
Date uploaded: 11th August 2011
Date published/launched: June 2010

These guidelines highlight issues that should be considered and outline advantages and disadvantages of adopting particular measures to allow managers to make their own informed decisions suitable to their local circumstances and policies.

These guidelines were compiled in 2010, based on existing legislation, best practice, health and safety and case law.

The School Crossing Patrol (SCP) service is a non-statutory function and these guidelines are not intended to be prescriptive. They highlight issues that should be considered and outline advantages and disadvantages of adopting particular measures to allow managers to make their own informed decisions suitable to their local circumstances and policies.

Authorities providing the service should decide how best to apply the guidelines and the criteria for assessing SCP sites. Managers should ensure their authority’s health and safety adviser and insurance officer are familiar with these guidelines.

The guidelines are available free of charge to Road Safety members, from the members' area on the Road Safety GB website.

Schools can obtain a copy from their local authority road safety team (see link below).

Other organisations can purchase a copy from the online shop on the Road Safety GB website (see link below).

For more information contact:
Sally Bartrum
T: 01379 650112

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