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Traffic Management Plan – Damai Secondary School

Introduction

One of the duties’ of the school is to take care of the safety and well-being of the students under their care. As part of the school’s effort in ensuring the safety of the student, a traffic management plan is established. The plan will identify safe routes for vehicle, pedestrians and cyclists. As students, staff and other stakeholders commute daily to the school they are exposed to risk associated with road users. These risks could be eliminated or drastically reduced if the school adopt a traffic management plan and communicate the plan to the students, staff and other stakeholders. 

Risk Assessment of road safety

The process of risk assessment helps to identify and prevent hazards for the road users in the school. It also helps in the implementation of risk-control measures before risks escalate into accidents and injuries. 

Under the School Safety framework, the Road Safety group should conduct risk assessment for all vehicular and pedestrians movement within the school. The process should include: 
  • Identifying and analysing safety hazards associated with movement of vehicle and pedestrians
  • Assessing the risks involved; and
  • Prioritising measures to control the hazards and reduce the risks

A. Hazard Identification 

Hazard identification involves identifying hazards associated with the activities – driving or walking and potential accidents that could result from these hazards. 

B. Risk Evaluation

Risk evaluation is the process of estimating the risk level of the hazards and their acceptability. This is used as a base for prioritising actions to control the hazards to minimise safety risk. 

Risk evaluation is made up of 2 parts:
  • Estimating the Severity of the hazards; and
  • Estimating the Likelihood of the incident occurring with the existing risk controls

C. Risk Control

Based on the risk evaluation in Step B, risk controls should be selected to reduce or confine the identified risk to an acceptable level. 

These risk controls must be effective yet practicable. To control hazards and reduce risks, the control measures below should be observed as follows: 
  • Elimination
  • Substitution
  • Engineering controls

Elimination 
Elimination of hazards refers to the total removal of the hazards and hence effectively eliminating the possible occurrence of incidents. This would be the permanent solution and should be attempted in the first instance. When a hazard is eliminated, the associated risks cease to exist as a result. For example, road humps are set up at the zebra crossing as a speed reduction measure. 

Substitution 
This involves replacing a hazard with one that presents a lower risk. For example, during morning peak hour security officers are stationed at the zebra crossing to manage the flow of vehicles and pedestrians. 

Engineering Control
Engineering control are physical means that limit the hazard. These include structural changes to the work environment or work process. For example, with the installation of an auto barrier at the main gate to alert driver to slow down when approaching the school and thus reduce the possibility of a mishap. 

School Operating Hour 

School Term
Mon – Fri 7.15am to 6.00pm
Sat, Sun & Public Holidays Closed

School Holidays
Mon – Fri 8.00am to 5.30pm
Sat, Sun & Public Holidays Closed

Road Safety in School - Guidelines: 

  1. Vehicles
  2. Pedestrians
  3. Cyclists