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Minibus Drivers

Who Can Drive an HCT Minibus?

MIDAS training - under the bonnetDue to the nature of community transport we have to comply with a strict code of practice as to who can drive our vehicles.
Drivers must be between 21 and 70, have held a full UK/EU driving licence for at least two years with no major endorsements.

Mini bus driving entitlement for drivers over 70 is subject to a satisfactory full PCV driver medical certificate, renewable every three years.

All drivers must hold a current MiDAS certificate (see below) and be registered with HCT. Only drivers registered with HCT may drive our vehicles.

MiDAS Driver Training (Minibus Driver’s Awareness Scheme)

MiDAS is a scheme developed by the Community Transport Association to increase the safe driving of minibuses and ensures passenger comfort and safety. It provides a nationally recognised standard for minibus drivers.

Driver Training

HCT provides the specialist training to MiDAS standards for all drivers. The fees payable for training are given in the charges leaflet.

Passenger Assistants (PATs), part of the MiDAS Training Programme

HCT now offers training for passenger assistants, (escorts) provided under the MiDAS training programme, which could include carers that travel with the passenger.

Minibus Emergency Evacuation Training (MEET)

HCT has recently added the MEET training to its Driver and Passenger Assistant training programme. The training not only covers evacuation in the event of an accident or breakdown emergency but crucially in the event of a minibus catching fire where swift and prompt action could be the difference between life and death or serious injury.

School, Youth Service and other Council Department minibus drivers

We provide MiDAS and Passenger Assistant Training to all of the above Council Departments.

More information and training charges available on request.

Paid Drivers

We do have a pool of part time paid drivers who drive on our contract work. If you are interested in some paid driving pleases contact our office.

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