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What Is Midas Training: The Essentials

The Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme, MiDAS, is a training and registration scheme for drivers of minibuses in the UK. Following a number of serious accidents where drivers and passengers using minibuses were killed or serious injured in the 1990s the government, with the involvement of the Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents and the Community Transport Association, created

What is Driver CPC Training

The Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) is a qualification for professional bus, coach and lorry drivers. It was introduced across Europe with the aim of improving road safety and helping to maintain high standards of driving. The legislation came into effect in the UK on 10th September 2009. The CPC qualification lasts for

Government confirms no plans to reverse Driver CPC Legislation

The government has confirmed it has no plans to reverse the Driver CPC legislation, and that periodic training is continuous and must be undertaken during the five-year period which starts when each Driver CPC card is issued. If Driver CPC legislation is amended, it is more likely to be an end to the policy of

£500k fine for failure to separate pedestrians and FLTs

Glass bottle manufacturer has been fined £500,000 after one of its workers was struck by a forklift truck (FLT) at its site in Cheshire.The victim sustained a broken arm in the 14 December 2015 incident. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation found the company had failed to effectively segregate its pedestrian workers from those

Lorry with no reversing alarm kills Haulage contractor

Manchester Crown Court was told that Steven Wailey, a HGV driver employed by Alex Sharples Farm Supplies and Transport (ASFST), was backing into a parking space at Sandywood Industrial Estate on 7 May 2014 when he hit Danny Adams, 63.  Adams was the owner of D Adams Haulage Contractors and he rented part of ASFST’s

Haulage boss and a mechanic Jailed !!!

A haulage boss and a mechanic have been jailed following a 2015 tipper truck crash that killed four people in Bath, and today were sentenced at Bristol Crown Court to seven and a-half years and five years three months, respectively.The lorry had “truly serious faults” that were “obvious to anyone” according to investigators. Grittenham Haulage

Driver suffers Life Changing Injuries

A delivery firm has been fined after a driver suffered life changing injuries when he was hit by a reversing fork-lift truck. Reading Crown Court heard how the delivery driver who was working for an agency, was pushing a trolley containing parcels along the side of the building between the wall and a row of

Truck driver caught on 2 Phones while driving

UNBELIEVABLE ! This driver was on the M6 Near Knutsford, driving along whilst talking on one phone and texting on the other, at the same time, as well as driving of course. The traffic commissioner has the ability and power to remove this drivers vocational licence, and Accessible Ltd believes it should do so on

Worker crushed between two vehicles

Derby Crown Court heard how  a 39-year-old man was refuelling his road sweeper at the yard of Leedale Limited. The refuelling point on the vehicle was at the rear, and it was while he was refuelling that a tipper lorry reversed into him. Matthew Lambert was crushed between the two vehicles and died of catastrophic


Backhouse Jones (specialists in legal matters for the transport law sector) have stated the following about Driver CPC following the UK’s vote to leave the EU “Driver CPC obligations are also unlikely to change, this is because, although the regulations were created by the EU, the UK is a signatory of the, snappily titled, European

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