Drivers wishing to hire a minibus from the Centre for Sport and Exercise must hold a valid Sports Transport Pool (STP) driver's permit.
Obtaining a permit is very straightforward. Just follow these three steps:
There is no longer a requirement to undertake a vision screening test via the Occupational Health Unit prior to authorisation to drive a University minibus.
However, all minibus drivers must undertake an eye sight test at an optician at least once every two years. These tests are currently free in Scotland. It is recommended that you inform the optician that you will be driving minibuses.
A copy of the results of this vision test (prescription certificate) must be given to the Minibus Driving Assessor prior to your driving test.
This stage can only proceed after confirmation of a successful eyesight test.
Apply by email to Duncan Veitch to arrange a date and time for your test.
When your test details are confirmed, you should meet at the Centre for Sport and Exercise Reception at 46 Pleasance.
It is essential that you bring the following documentation on the day of your test:
The candidate can request a convenient venue to finish the test.
The test will last for 45 minutes. You are encouraged to be familiar with the Highway Code, especially the points relevant to minibuses.
The examiner will also introduce basic engine checks and a brief introduction of the procedure for the receiving and returning of hired minibuses from Peffermill.
All bookings are administered at the Centre for Sport and Exercise through the completion of an official booking form.
On completion of the test you will be issued with a permit which is valid for the remainder of the academic year.
Drivers wishing to renew their permits for subsequent academic years should fill out a Permit Holder Renewal Details Form and return this to the STP office.
This article was published on Mar 20, 2013