During the COVID-19 pandemic, drivers of buses and coaches have been classified as essential workers: without them, public transport would not be possible. At the same time, they are exposed to an increased risk of infection through contact with numerous people. To protect bus drivers against infection, OMNIplus is offering professionally retrofitted driver protection doors and a separation screen for numerous bus and coach models within the Mercedes-Benz and Setra ranges.
New distancing rules are not enough
As a rule, passengers in many countries are obliged to wear a face covering, something that offers a first line of defence for the bus driver. Warning tape to cordon off the driver area, closed front access doors, improvised screens – after the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic transport companies reacted quickly to protect their drivers against infection. But these are not permanent solutions. For this reason, OMNIplus is offering durable, professional driver protection doors and associated full-size separation screens behind the driver as a retrofit for both Mercedes-Benz and Setra buses and coaches.
A retrofit solution made of glass or polycarbonate
Whether made of tempered glass or high-quality polycarbonate: the transparent separating screens can be supplied in a closed or partially open design that allows for ticket sales. As a professionally retrofitted solution, the driver protection doors guarantee an unrestricted view through the windscreen, as well as of the interior and exterior mirrors. All variants are type approved and certified to regulation ECE R43.
In high demand
The new driver protection doors are already available for many bus and coach models. Among these are the Mercedes-Benz Citaro and Conecto, as well as the LE business by Setra. Solutions are being prepared for coaches of both brands. Due to the many different variants it is best to seek advice from your OMNIplus service point.