Driver Training (MiDAS)
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 has been designed to enhance minibus driving standards and promote the safer operation of minibuses.
What does MiDAS driver training offer?
- Defensive Driving
- Drivers legal responsibilities
- Passenger Safety
- Health & Safety Awareness
- Manual Handling Awareness
- Personal Safety for Drivers
- Collision and Breakdown procedures.
MiDAS provides both classroom-based theory training and an on-road driving assessment for all minibus drivers and additional training on passenger assistance and the use of wheelchair accessible vehicles, for drivers who will be transporting passengers with disabilities.
Regular refresher training is a significant element of MiDAS and in order to retain their MiDAS Certificate, drivers must attend refresher training every four year