Introduction to MiDAS

MiDAS Minibus Driver Assessment Scheme Course

Our next dates for MiDAS Assessment Courses are as below

Thursday 28th November 2019

or

Thursday 5th, Friday 6th, Thursday 12th December 2019

or

Thursday 9th, Friday 10th, Thursday 16th, Friday 17th, Thursdy 23rd, Friday 24th, Thursday 30th and Friday 31st January 2020

 

What is MiDAS?

MiDAS Minibus Driver Assessment Scheme Course

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 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 as well as schools, colleges and universities.

MiDAS minibus driver training course

How does MiDAS work?

MiDAS operates on a “cascade” approach. CTA has appointed a number of training agents, who provide training for minibus Driver Assessor/Trainers (DAT’s) nominated from member organisations.
A DAT can then assess the competence of other minibus drivers, and provide them with training on how to safely use a minibus.

Minibus driver

Minibus Industry Driver Assessment Scheme

Training and Assessment Includes:

  • Legal Responsibilities of a Minibus Driver
  • Passenger Safety
  • Child Passenger Safety
  • Defensive Driving
  • Manual Handling Awareness
  • Health & Safety Awareness
  • 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, as well as the option of obtaining the comprehensive ”

MiDAS Driver’s Handbook

MiDAS Minibus Driver Assessment Scheme Course

If we wish to join, is there a membership fee?

No, organisations joining MiDAS will only be required to make the following commitment:

  • To assess and train all new drivers to the MiDAS standard from the date of joining,
  • To assess and train all existing drivers within a period of 12 months from that date (this may be extended in exceptional circumstances),
  • To allow drivers holding MiDAS certificates issued by other organisations, to drive your minibuses without the need for re-assessment – although local insurance conditions will always have to be fulfilled, and vehicle familiarisations undertaken.

We can also provide a longer course which contains

MiDAS accessibility training including passenger comfort, safety, safe use of passenger lifts, use of side loading doors, loading and restraining wheelchairs.

MIDAS Accessibilty Driver Training

We can offer MIDAS accessibility training

For more information please feel free to contact us on 01405 763688 or 07912 387830

Please note that you will need to register with MIDAS, please use the form below for this.

MiDAS Membership Application Form