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Minibus Driver Training

You should agree to drive a minibus only if you have received proper training. Even if you have received such training, however, you cannot be required to drive a minibus. Driver training should normally include:

  • familiarisation with the vehicle;
  • simple vehicle checks to be conducted before each journey
  • emergency procedures;
  • passenger care;
  • use of seatbelts/harnesses etc;
  • use of passenger lift, if there is one;
  • loading/unloading and securing of wheelchairs;
  • journey planning; and
  • road assessment on the types of road the driver is likely to use, for example, motorways, dual carriageways, urban/rural roads etc.

Many local education authorities provide accredited training schemes for minibus drivers.

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