Castle Minibus is dedicated to raising safety standards, promoting best practise and ensuring their clients have the knowledge and support to be confident in their decisions about minibus safety.
In 2017 following calls to over 300 schools to inform them of a change in guidance from the DVSA from 17 week to 10 safety inspections, it was apparent to Castle that 70% of schools had a very poor understanding of minibus compliance and so, with the support of the ISBA, Castle Minibus wrote the UK’s only Minibus Compliance Course for schools. As well as education on the legal issues surrounding minibus compliance Castle is developing services to support school transport managers to help them with the daily administration and tasks demanded of them under the Section 19 Permit including onsite safety inspections, a free app to help report daily vehicle checks and online risk assessments.
Approved by RoSPA and partnering with the ISBA
Delivering the only compliance course for schools
Free app for daily walk around checks
Supplying only factory-built minibuses with additional safety feature
Online driver risk assessments for regular evaluation
Castle’s six pillars of compliance
Castle identified six pillars of compliance that are covered in the minibus compliance course, if these six pillars are considered and best practice is in place a school can be confident, they’re compliant.
Castle Minibus and the ISBA recommend best practice minibus management; All drivers of vehicles with over 8 passengers should have a D1 licence and should be driving a factory-built minibus.
Talk to Castle Minibus today about your minibus compliance concerns on 01869 253744 or email email@example.com