MiDAS Minibus Accessible Driver Training
- MiDAS Accessible Driver Training is designed and certified by the CTA and is a quality standard for organisations and drivers who transport passengers with disabilities.
- Is relevant to volunteers as well as paid employed staff
- Covers legal, practical and safety issues - a comprehensive training package
- Aims to improve passenger safety by providing the necessary skills for those who have responsibility of driving passengers with disabilities, and provides information to allow drivers to understand and meet the needs of their passengers
Prerequisite for Accessible Training
Anyone wishing to undertake the MiDAS Accessible course must hold a MiDAS, Standard Driving Certificate.
This can be taken as a prior stand alone course or combined with the Accessible training course at the same time.
Accessible Training Content
- The Disability Discrimination Act (1995 as Amended 2005)
- Disability awareness
- Safe use of wheelchair & passenger restraint equipment & lifts
- Statistical information on disability
- The social model of disability
- Language issues
- Driver etiquette
- Communicating issues for those with disabilities
All “accessible” trainers are also required to pass a practical assessment of their use of passenger lifts and wheelchair & passenger restraint equipment.
Who Benefits from this Training?
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.
If you would like to discuss this aspect of MiDAS Training further or have questions concerning either MiDAS training in general or accessible training please telephone our office.
Tel: 01452 347332 for more information.