Professional protection for bus drivers
Omnibus Magazine

Professional protection for bus drivers

OMNIplus offers retrofitted driver protection doors for buses and coaches.

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 with a separating screen for numerous bus and coach models within the Mercedes-Benz range.

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 COVID‑19 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 with a full-size separating screen as a retrofit for Mercedes-Benz buses and coaches.

Transport companies have already ordered more than 2,000 retrofitted driver protection doors for the Mercedes-Benz Citaro.

Transport companies have already ordered more than 2,000 retrofitted driver protection doors for the Mercedes-Benz Citaro.

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.

The new driver protection doors are already available for many bus and coach models. The following table offers you an exact overview of the driver protection doors that can be ordered.

Mercedes-Benz Driver protection door, tempered glass Driver protection door, polycarbonate New vehicle Retrofit
Citaro C1  
Citaro C2  
Citaro C2
   
Tourismo Euro VI  
         
● Available / ○ In preparation