MiDAS is the Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme, organised by the  Community Transport Association U.K. (CTA) which promotes a nationally  recognised standard for the assessment and training of minibus drivers. It is a  membership based scheme that is designed to enhance minibus driving standards and  promote the safer operation of minibuses, currently there are over 5,000 member  organisations throughout the UK.

MiDAS is applicable to any organisation operating or using minibuses, ranging from small voluntary organisations operating one vehicle, to local authorities operating large fleets of minibuses as well as school, colleges and universities.

The Objectives of MiDAS are that minibus drivers will;

  • Be assessed to ensure their driving skills are of a acceptable standard
  • Be given help where necessary to improve their minibus driving skills
  • Be aware of the legal, practical & safety issues surrounding minibus driving
  • Be trained in the safe use of accessible minibuses where necessary
  • Receive a certificate which is accepted by other MiDAS members.

Potential benefits of MiDAS;

  • Enhanced passenger safety
  • Improved passenger comfort
  • Increase driver confidence
  • Enhancement of the operating organisations image
  • Generally an overall better image for minibuses and their drivers.

All courses are run from our premises at 485B Fitzwilliam Road Eastwood, or for larger groups can be run at your premises.

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