Paul Robinson is a MiDAS qualified Driver Assessor/Trainer (DAT) who can deliver a course programme in accordance with MiDAS requirements and to MiDAS standards. This comprises a classroom session of around half a day covering issues relevant to driving minibuses and carrying passengers:
Legal Responsibilities of a Minibus Driver
Child Passenger Safety
Manual Handling and Health & Safety Awareness
Accident & Emergency Procedures
Personal Safety for Drivers
The session is informal and relies on active participation and discussion around participants own experiences wherever possible. The classroom session is concluded with a short theory paper and thereafter practical driving assessments are undertaken on a one to one basis. The assessment normally takes about an hour. Drivers who successfully complete the MiDAS assessment and training programme will receive a nationally recognised certificate valid for four years.
Mini Bus Driver Awareness Scheme (MiDAS)
MiDAS is 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 has been designed to enhance minibus driving standards and promote the safer operation of minibuses. Many public bodies have adopted MiDAS as a means of addressing the assessment of risks from driving and carrying passengers within their particular organisation.
Member organisations range from small voluntary organisations operating one vehicle, to local authorities operating large fleets of minibuses as well as schools, colleges and universities.