Course Outline

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

  • Passenger Safety

  • Child Passenger Safety

  • Defensive Driving

  • 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.