A safe and reliable minibus can be an invaluable resource for a school or college. However, it brings with it significant responsibilities for health and safety, operational management, maintenance, driver licensing and driver training. It’s also a significant financial commitment, so you will want to ensure that you are securing best value for your school or college, whether you decide to lease or buy.
This site brings together a wealth of information to help you understand your legal and other responsibilities, while operating and maintaining your vehicle cost-effectively. It also contains contact details for the experts in the Hampshire County Council who will be able to help if you can’t find the information you need here.
A local Community Transport scheme has been told its insurance was invalid following an accident. The driver had not renewed his D1 licence entitlement. Similar invalidation could apply where teachers without a D1 licence drive minibuses over the weight limits.