Every school should have a detailed checklist for the driver to complete before the minibus is used. This is essential to conform to Health and Safety requirements and particularly important after school holidays, when the minibus may have been standing unused for a long period of time.
When operating under a section 19 permit you are required to carry out and record regular Minibus safety checks and Inspections. You are required to carry out a daily walk-around checks before each vehicle journey as well as full safety inspections carried out by an independent and qualified engineer.
The current DVSA recommendation is every 10 weeks and 6 weeks for any vehicle over 12 years old.
These inspections are in addition to any servicing or maintenance work and you must also provide evidence of any completed checks for up to 15 months after.
Rivervale safety inspections
Regular minibus safety inspections are not advisory, they are law. If you are unable to provide evidence of a schedule of safety inspections and walk-around checks, your Section 19 Permit is at risk of being confiscated by the issuing body or Traffic Commissioner.
Here at Rivervale we can offer a range of minibus services including;
Contact the team at Rivervale for further information on 01273 433 480 or
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