Are Your Drivers MiDAS Trained? Under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, it is the responsibility of all organisations to ensure that their drivers have received the right training. Employee welfare must always come first.
First thing’s first. MiDAS actually stands for Minibus Driving Awareness Scheme, which is administered by the Community Transport Association (CTA) UK. It is also a highly respected qualification in its own right.
MiDAS offers accredited MiDAS driver training courses for charitable, community or non-commercial organisations, covering:
• Both classroom and on the road training – a mix of theory and practice
• Both standard and accessible minibuses (for example, assisting wheelchair users)
• And it’s aimed at both new and existing certificated drivers (refresher courses must be taken every four years to comply with regulations)
The MiDAS touch
The beauty of MiDAS driver training courses is that our ADI qualified instructors can come to you and tailor the courses to your requirements. We also cover all safety aspects in great detail and our fleet training includes vehicle maintenance and driver risk assessments.
Hopefully this has given you a feel for what we do and how we operate. You’ll be (relieved) to know that there is plenty more information, which you can read at your leisure. You can rest assured that the safety of all your employees or volunteers is in the best possible hands with MiDAS.