We operate a range of vehicles including saloon cars and MPVs (which are regulated by the Public Carriage Office) and 14, 16 and 24 seat buses including accessible (governed by Vehicle and Operator Services Agency). These are manned by qualified PCO licensed and PSV qualified drivers.
The training received by these staff includes:
– Appointed Persons Training
– Handling and Lifting
– Client Care
– Health and Safety
– Incident Reporting.
Our PSV drivers also receive MiDAS training, of which HATS is an accredited trainer through the Community Transport Association. Additionally, all PSV drivers are either qualified or in the process of gaining a CPC (Certificate of Professional Competency).
We also provide a number of Passenger Assistants on these routes. The training received by our Passenger Assistants includes Appointed Persons Training. In addition to safety training, Passenger Assistants receive Appointed Persons Training and PATS training (Passenger Assistance Training Scheme), of which HATS is an accredited trainer through the Community Transport Association.
We operate from eight strategically placed depots and offices, affording us total coverage within the London and the Home Counties. Our dedicated SEN team co-ordinates with the Local Authority staff to ensure a smooth and continuous front line service delivery model.
This team is assisted by HATS central management team, particularly the Health and Safety Department, Risk Management Team, Fleet Department, Training Division, Human Resources and Administration.
For more information about Home to School Transport, and our range of services, please feel free to get in touch today.