MiDAS is the Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme. The scheme promotes a UK wide 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.
MiDAS is applicable to any organisation operating or using minibuses. Ranging from small voluntary organisations operating one vehicle to local authorities operating large fleets of minibuses as well as schools, colleges and universities.
- If you are between the ages of 21 and 70 (over 70 if a full medical is undertaken at renewal)
- Hold a full, current driving license
- Hold a category D1 entitlement on your driving license OR
- If no D1, but a B category held (passed test on or after 1st January 1997) then ALL of the following restrictions must be met:
- The minibus is used for social purposes by a non-commercial body.
- The driver must be 21 years of age or over and
- Have held a clean license for minimum of 2 years and
- Is providing his/her services on a voluntary basis and
- The vehicle has a maximum authorised mass (MAM) of 3.5 tonnes (or maximum of 4.25 tonnes if an accessible bus)
- No trailer
- All drivers must be able to undertake a simple eyesight check
Benefits of the course
- Enhanced passenger safety and improved passenger comfort
- Increased driver confidence
- Boots to your organisations image
- Potential savings in insurance and running costs
- Nationally recognised certified standard