TfL ‘Oversight’ of Health and Safety on the Bus Network

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 9th February 2022.

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Photo of Keith Prince Keith Prince Conservative

How can you credibly reconcile your response to question 2021/4510, where you wrote “TfL has regular oversight of health and safety on the [bus] network” with your response to question 2021/4507, where you wrote “Transport for London (TfL) does not require the bus operating companies to share copies of their risk assessments covering activities within their garage environments. This includes any that were created or updated as a result of Covid-19”?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

As explained in previous responses, throughout the pandemic there has been regular communication between Transport for London (TfL) and the bus operators. This communication has occurred at various levels to ensure oversight of the most urgent issues and inform a holistic approach in responding to COVID-19.

The approach has enabled control measures to be consistently coordinated as far as possible, and has meant that TfL has not been reliant on reviewing copies of the bus operator risk assessments, which remain the responsibility of the private bus operating companies.