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MiDAS Minibus Training

  • What is MiDAS?

This is the Minibus Drivers Awareness Scheme, organised by the Community Transport Association, 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.

  •  Who is it aimed at?

MiDAS is applicable to any organisation operating or using minibuses. Member organisations range from small voluntary organisations operating one vehicle, to local authorities operating large fleets of minibuses.

  • How does MiDAS work?

Selby District Community Transport has access to a Driver Assessor/Trainer to assess the competence of other minibus drivers and provides them with training on how to safely use a minibus.The safety training, which can be delivered on a group or individual basis uses the key learning points from a number of areas:

  • Legal Responsibilities of a Minibus Driver
  • Passenger Safety
  • Child Passenger Safety
  • Defensive Driving
  • Accident & Emergency Procedures
  • Personal Safety for Drivers


  • What do drivers get out of this?

Drivers who successfully complete the MiDAS assessment and training programme will receive a nationally recognised certificate valid for four years.

Visit: http://www.ctauk.org/training/midas.aspx to find out more information about the training and for a list of who offers this training.

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