MiDAS is the Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme, which has been the gold standard for enhancing the safety and care of passengers for nearly 30 years. The scheme provides a nationally recognised standard for the assessment and training of drivers to ensure that they have the skills and knowledge to provide safe, legal and comfortable journeys to passengers.
MiDAS is available to any organisation operating or using minibuses. Organisations that train their drivers in MiDAS range from small voluntary organisations with one vehicle, to local authorities operating large fleets of minibuses as well as schools, colleges and universities.
Does it sound like MiDAS is for your organisation?
If MiDAS sounds like it would be right for your organisation, there are two options for accessing MiDAS training for your drivers:
Option 1 – Find an existing MiDAS provider
We have over 1000 Driver Assessors across the UK who can deliver MiDAS for your drivers. You can find out more about how this works, including accessing a list of providers, here.
Option 2 – Become a MiDAS provider
Rather than accessing MiDAS through an existing provider, you may want to be able to deliver MiDAS yourselves. This can be a good option particularly if you have a large number of people requiring training or if you struggle to find an existing provider close to you. It also allows you to deliver MiDAS to other organisations in your area. You can find out more about the steps involved with becoming a MiDAS Provider, here.
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