Is it a Safer Option to Lease a Minibus for your School/College?
At the end of March last year, there were an estimated 37.5 million vehicles licenced for use across UK roads, 83% of which were cars. As this trend is set to continue exponentially, it is becoming increasingly important to be aware of hazards on the roads, keeping health and safety paramount for your school/college. Utilising a minibus as part of your assets can be a useful tool not only for ease of transportation, but crucial to keep yourself and your pupils safe on each trip. We’ve outlined some key principles below which may be helpful when deciding how to lease your minibus.
If you were to put yourself in the shoes of a parent, we can agree that the thought of putting your child in somebody else’s care is always a concern, as we live in a very congested country. The idea of sixteen children in a minibus which may be old, not maintained properly or have persisting issues can be a worrying thought for parents.
To avoid these issues and remain health and safety compliant, having a leased minibus is subject to very rigorous and well-audited maintenance procedures for schools and colleges. On average, a minibus will remain an asset to a school/college for roughly five years, but in this period the mileage of the vehicle is often relatively low. It can be a huge responsibility for some teachers to manage the portfolio of the minibus, therefore there are alternative methods to manage this in a professional manner.
Choosing to outsource these services externally with Marshall Minibus ensures that the vehicle is routinely inspected, on-site maintenance and support to your school/college across all terms of the year. We can assist in fitting additional equipment to help with accessibility to the minibus and, dependant on your school/college’s budget, are more than happy to wrap the vehicle to whatever colour or design you require.
To get you started on your journey to find your perfect minibus, please visit our ‘Your Minibus’ section on our website here, or feel free to contact us directly on 01480 220 444.
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