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MiDAS Standard Course

MiDAS Minibus Driver Awareness Training, D1, MPV, PATs, DATs, Standard, Accessible, Out in 5, Emergency Evacuation, Southwest, UK, Northern Ireland, Road Safety

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 is designed to enhance minibus driving standards and promote the safer operation of minibuses, currently there are over 3,000 member organisations throughout the UK.

To find out more about the MiDAS Scheme:

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Who is it aimed at?

MiDAS is applicable to any organisation that operates or uses minibuses, from small voluntary organisations operating a single vehicle, to local authorities operating large fleets of minibuses as well as schools, colleges & universities.

MiDAS has developed over the years from the initial minibus course to include Car & MPV, Passenger Assistant, Manual Handling and Minibus Fire & Evacuation courses. MiDAS drivers & their admin & management are actively encouraged to keep in touch with UK Global Road Safety so we can help with any advice or information you my need.

UK Road Safety are able to provide information on training for the full suite of MiDAS Training programmes both in the Southwest and throughout the United Kingdom. All training provided by UK Global Road Safety including the MiDAS scheme incorporates ECO Training in both the theory and the practical elements of programmes.

How does it 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.

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".

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.

 

If you would like to discuss this aspect of MiDAS Training further or have questions concerning either MiDAS training in general or any other aspect of training please telephone our office.

Call on 01452 347332 for more information.

MIDAS Driver Training, Southwest England, Northern Ireland, ISO 9001, UK Road Safety Ltd