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Maynes Coaches And Your School

Maynes Coaches And Your School

Welcome to the Mayne page designed specifically
for school groups.

When making transport arrangements for others, the law requires the organiser to be aware of their legal obligations when transporting children and young persons. 

Since 1947 our company have been providing quality assured customer service in the coach hire business, we are regarded as one of the premier operators in Scotland. Maynes Coaches has a wealth of experience to draw on regarding School Trips. With our coaches providing transport all year around from local trips to full UK and continental tours our company can help you fulfil your groups legal requirements to provide safe school travel. 

Our driver's are fully specifically Cpc Trained in modules from Safe Driving to Customer Care & The School Run to Emergencies & Evacuation and finally Drivers Hours. In the interest of security all our driving team's backgrounds are PVG or Disclosure Scotland checked. We also undertake driver medical and licence checks. We have strict health and safety procedures in place along with risk assessment policy's to help your planning and trip go ahead with ease.

Obtaining quotes from coach operators and booking the cheapest one is not demonstrating the correct attitude to the safety of pupils. Hiring a coach from maynes, lets us show our commitment to schools that we always travel with safety at the forefront.

90% of our fleet under is 3 years of age, all our vehicles fitted with 2 or 3 point safety belts and all our coaches meet R66 rollover protection.

We also can provide coaches with facilities such as toilets and on-board entertainment on request.

We can cater for all types of trips including - 

  • Local and Regional Education visits. 
  • UK & European Tours / Weekend camps. 
  • Inter School sport trips. 
  • School Orchestra Tours. 
  • Parent / Teacher day trips. 

Maynes Coaches Guarantee to your school

When you hire a coach from Maynes we guarantee to provide:

First class service by a family run business established since 1947.

Fully maintained coaches meeting all legal compliances.

Access to all records/audit trails of driver walk around checks, vehicle defects/parts ordered etc., by prior arrangement. This will demonstrate how well run our business is - essential for passenger safety. 

Coach fleet 90% under 3 years of age and remainder no older than 2005.

A Coach fleet that meets ECE R66Regulations vehicles (anti-crush roof)

Professional drivers trained in all aspects of transporting school groups.

Coaches fitted with two and three point factory fitted safety belts.

Coaches carrying safety and emergency equipment.

Coaches fitted with ABS, retarder braking systems and CCTV.

Coaches with clearly defined emergency exits to include, specified windows and roof hatches.

Emergency planning procedures for drivers to put into action the unlikely event of a crash/breakdown.

Safety announcements prior to beginning of a journey.

PVG or Disclosure Scotland checked drivers.

 

When we carry children or young people, the organiser/s of the trip is/are required to:

Follow any instructions given by the driver (legal requirement). 

Inform the driver immediately if any problem arises during the journey.

Take all reasonable measures to ensure that children/young people do not cause any distractions that might affect the ability of the driver to concentrate on the important task of driving safely (legal requirement). 

Assist the driver in meeting the Driver’s Hours Regulations (legal requirement).

Ensure all passengers are wearing safety belts correctly and that belts are worn throughout the journey (legal requirement). Incorrectly worn safety belts carry the same penalty as not wearing a belt at all. 

Locate where all exits are positioned and where emergency and safety equipment is stored.

Ensure luggage is stored safely and exits and aisles are kept clear (legal requirement).

Ensure two adults are seated at emergency exits and that they are familiar with how to use this emergency exit and ensure adults are seated throughout the coach with the task of pupil supervision. 

Ensure that food and drink is not consumed on the coach. 

Leave the coach in the same condition at the end of a journey as it was at the beginning removing all passenger rubbish when leaving the coach.

 

Maynes Coaches are one of the few UK Coach Operators to pass all the current independently audited processes. Currently Maynes are the only Scottish member of the Guild Of British Coach Operators and one of three Coachmarque members north of the border, these commitments makes Maynes Coaches the logical company to trust when choosing your preferred coach hire partner.

For your No Obligation Quotation and to talk about your school's travel requirements and to receive our company's school and group guidelines to help you plan your next school trip, contact our office directly by phone or email on our contacts page or by a direct quote via the website. 

 

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