For a business to operate coaches they must, as a minimum, possess an Operator’s Licence granted by a regional Traffic Commissioner. Having an Operator’s Licence indicates financial security, proper maintenance and professional management amongst many other requirements.
All coaches operating in the UK should meet this minimum standard (though you would be well advised to check that this is the case and that the Traffic Commissioner has not taken action against the licence holder). In addition to this, Safeguard Coaches makes significant investment in brand new vehicles as well as vehicle telematics to ensure that the highest standards of driving and passenger safety are maintained at all times.
Furthermore, our drivers have a huge depth of experience and knowledge gained over many years in the coach industry and other walks of life. They are all highly trained, fully conversant with drivers’ hours legislation and are required to obtain a clean Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check from either Surrey or Hampshire County Councils so that they are considered suitable to work with children and vulnerable adults.
We are also members of the BUSK Safeguarding Passengers Scheme, which ensures that we are fully compliant with additional safety requirements which we consider to be an essential requirement for the carriage of children.
If you would like clarification or further information on our approach to ensuring your safety please don’t hesitate to contact us.