6. Transport

6.1 Introduction

The Visit Leader must give careful thought to planning transport. It is important to ensure that the travel plan is suitable for the age and nature of the participants. 

6.2 Supervision on Transport

The Visit Leader is responsible for the party at all times including maintaining good discipline whilst travelling, and during any unsupervised periods.

6.3 Hiring Coaches and Buses

Visit Leaders should consult their employer’s guidance for any specific procedures.

6.4 Licences and Permits for Driving Minibuses

Visit Leaders should refer to their employer’s policy or consult the transport manager.

6.5 Establishment Minibus

The minibus should be properly maintained in accordance with the employer’s arrangements.

6.6 Private Cars

Visit Leaders and others who drive participants in their own car must ensure their passengers' safety in line with legal requirements.


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The content of this guidance is in line with advice from the Health and Safety Executive and has been developed in partnership with Education Scotland.