Our Video Library

Our school minibus videos are here to help and guide you through all things minibus.

Section 19 Permit Explained

Marianne from Castle’s dedicated compliance team explains what a Section 19 Permit is and how you apply for one.

Minibus Inspections

What are minibus safety inspections and why do schools need them? Marianne from Castle’s compliance team explains.

COVID-19 Safe Minibus Delivery from Castle Minibus

How Castle Minibus are keeping you and your staff safe when delivering a minibus to your school.

Introducing STRIDA. Castle’s free app to record and manage minibus checks

STRIDA (School Transport Record and Inspection Dashboard with App) is Castle Minibus’ free app and dashboard. This video will explain how it works. Just visit – safety.castleminibus.co.uk to get started.

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STRIDA user guide for transport managers.

This video will talk you through how to set up a STRIDA account to use the dashboard and invite drivers to download the app. You and your drivers can then complete pre-journey minibus checks, the results of which can be managed from your dashboard.

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What is the Castle Minibus Compliance Course?

Castle Minibus’ MCC is the UK’s only Minibus Compliance Course written especially for schools, certify your staff in minibus safety and compliance.

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Minibus weights made easy

This animated video explains what you need to know where school minibus weights are concerned under s Section 19 Permit. Including the weight restrictions on a Standard B car licence and D1 entitlement.

How to complete a weekly Minibus Check

What you should be checking on your minibus weekly – Use Castle’s free app to complete and manage these checks.

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How to complete a Daily Minibus Check

What you should be checking on your minibus daily or before each journey – Use Castle’s free app to complete and manage these checks.

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How Castle’s Online Driver Assessment (CODA) works

A guide for school transport managers – If you regularly assess your drivers online you can be confident, and provide evidence, that the safety of your pupils and staff are being monitored.

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How Castle’s Online Driver Assessment (CODA) works

A guide for drivers – Castle’s Online Driver Assessment allows school transport managers to assess new and existing drivers easily. Developed by a leading risk assessment software company.

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Minibuses and aeroplane safety requirements – What’s the difference?

What is the difference between an airline, and a school with a minibus? 10 things that both airlines and schools are legally required to have in place.

Is your school minibus policy made of straw?

Using the analogy of the three little pigs, we compare the standards of safety for school minibus management to the safety of the three houses in the story

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