PKS in Ostrowiec Św. S.A. is the major carrier in the area. It runs three coach stations and 140 buses. The organisation conducts regular passenger lines to most of the big cities in Poland and, during holiday season, to tourist and holiday resorts. Additionally, it runs regular international passenger lines to Italy (through the Czech Republic and Austria).
PKS in Ostrowiec Św. S.A. is also a CENTRE FOR MOTORISATION with a specialised car servicing and District Vehicle Service Station, a PETROL STATION and a network of AUTO-TIR-MARKET shops with a wide range of spare parts and guaranteed professional service.
In the years 2009-2012 we will consistently improve a programme already implemented in April 2006, called The System of Ensuring the Safety in Passenger Road Transport. It is a systemised, logical and repeatable set of activities relating to the carrier services and technical assistance of the PKS w Ostrowiec Sw. S.A., whose aim is to ensure maximum safety in passenger transport. All carrier service and technical service activities have been coherently integrated and thoroughly described in the system procedures. By means of procedures, qualifications and responsibility tables and instructions, the system gives a detailed description of the obligations of each person involved in the organisation and realisation of passenger transport. Apart from the current tasks, the system also provides periodic preventive activities.
Within the next three years we are committing ourselves to carrying out periodic training courses (spring and autumn) for drivers and technical staff, which will help to develop the skills of employees and allow them to better understand the causes, circumstances and effects of road accidents. The trainees will also learn ways to predict possibly dangerous situations, interpreting the road traffic rules, transport law, First Aid principles, application of workplace safety rules as well as drawing conclusions. The courses will be conducted by the managerial staff of the Company and specialists in the field: police officers, road rescue services and medical services. During each course about 250 employees - drivers, dispatchers and qualified workers in the Service Station will be trained.
In order to effectively prevent road accidents, the system will be constantly developed and improved. The monitoring of the processes will be carried out by means of tools that will identify trouble spots from the point of view of the safety of passenger transport and will counteract possible road hazards. These activities will help achieve a significant growth of awareness among transport and technical services; that is, dispatchers, diagnosticians and technical controllers as well as qualified workers in the Service Station. Consequently, possible attempts to return to work after drinking alcohol or similar substances will be eliminated and the number of accidents and collisions caused by our employees will be reduced.
Additionally, in the years 2009-2012 we commit ourselves to:
" Organise bi-annual Open Days (spring and autumn) in our District Service Station for the inhabitants of Ostrowiec and the neighbouring towns (the Ostrowiec District has about 120 000 inhabitants). During the Days we will offer free overhauls of the braking, steering and suspension systems in all cars whose owners come to the Motorisation Centre at Ostrowiec Sw. S.A. Information on this action being carried out within the European Road Safety Charter will appear in local and regional media (press, radio, cable television);
" Modernise the Coach Station in Lipsko-on-the-Vistula and the transport infrastructure. This will improve passenger services and will make the manoeuvring of buses in departure bays safer;
" Make safe parking lots available free of charge to all those who choose to travel by coach instead of by car as part of the Safe Parking programme already implemented in the enterprise;
" Organise, in cooperation with the Road Traffic Department of the Voidodship (province) Police Headquarters, annual conferences on the subject of safety standards of group transport for autonomous governments which have a statutory obligation to take primary and secondary children to schools;
" Organise, together with the Voivodship Road Transport Inspection, annual conferences on the subject of group public transport for carriers (part of the activities of PIGTSiS - Polish Economic Chamber of Road Transport) with particular attention being paid to providing safety standards in passenger road transport;
" Work out solutions for monitoring the compliance with road traffic regulations and to implement a system of fleet management using multi-function, GPS(Global Positioning System)-type devices;
" Organise an annual integration Car Rally On the occasion of Transport Worker's Day, whose aim will be to promote knowledge on road traffic laws, practice First Aid skills plus the skills of achieving a goal (winning the Rally) in full compliance with the road traffic regulations;
" Organise an annual quiz (on The Day of the Child), as patrons of the Special Educational Centre for children from pathological families in the town of Huta near Lipsko, including prizes on the subject of pedestrian safety and particularly on the ability to use road infrastructure.