Minibus drivers must be appropriately licensed, trained and vetted. Their activities should be covered by policies and procedures that ensure they drive safely and fulfil their responsibilities for the wellbeing of their passengers.

This topic covers the safe driving and general use of minibuses. The options for acquiring a minibus and information about their maintenance and upkeep are covered in the Minibuses — Driving and Use topic.

Employers' Duties

The employer has a statutory duty to:

  • carry out appropriate risk assessments

  • ensure that appropriate safety checks are performed prior to the use of each vehicle

  • check that drivers are appropriately licensed, trained and vetted

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