MIDAS (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme)
Do you sometimes drive a minibus for a community group, school, sports club or university? MiDAS training will help you to transport your passengers safely and in comfort.
The one day course and a minimum of 1.5 hour driving assessment leads to a MiDAS certificate and covers skills required to drive a minibus, legal responsibilities of a minibus driver, Department for Transport codes of practice, good practice in passenger comfort, Health and Safety at work for drivers, manoeuvring vehicles and defensive driving techniques.
ASSISTANT TRAINING (PATS)
If you have care or supervision of passengers travelling by road (including cars, taxis, minibuses or large buses) you should take this course. Drivers should take the course if they also work as a Passenger Assistant (PA), have a dual role or work as a team with a PA.
EMERGENCY FIRST AID AT WORK
Health & Safety legislation requires that all employers assess their first aid needs, and have trained first aiders at the workplace where appropriate.
In emergencies, first aiders can act to prevent situations from becoming major incidents, and can limit injuries through prompt action.
The one day course covers Health and Safety (first aid) regulation, managing an incident, first aid priorities, treating of an unconscious casualty, Recovery Position, resuscitation (CPR), choking, shock, bleeding and common workplace injuries.
D1 VOCATIONAL LICENCE
If you want to drive a minibus professionally for a commercial organisation you will need a D1 licence. We can provide one-to-one training for a D1 licence, or organise a bespoke package for groups.
5 Steps to Safety
When you are driving or working as a passenger assistant in a minibus there is a possibility that you will find yourself in a situation where there is a fire in the vehicle.
The 5 Steps to Safety course provides the skills and information needed when evacuating a vehicle fire – it’s essential training for regular drivers and passenger assistants. It involves a classroom session and then a practical element simulating evacuations – with smoke but, in this case, without fire.