We are extremely proud to be the only coach operator in Cumbria to have been awarded CoachMarque accreditation.
CoachMarque is the only universally recognised kitemark of quality in the UK coach industry. It is awarded following a series of independent inspections based on strict quality control criteria set by the Confederation of Passenger Transport. These span all aspects of the business - not just the coach itself.
All CoachMarque members are independently audited to prove they comply with the following quality standards:
All CoachMarque accredited vehicles will be under 10 years old and subject to a rigorous preventative maintenance programme to maximise reliability and safety.
The Company will have an appointed person within the organisation responsible for all health and safety issues and a comprehensive health and safety policy available for inspection.
The Company will have a policy of informing customers of the on-board safety procedures before departure.
Drivers licences are checked on a regular basis to ensure that drivers have a current valid licence for the type of vehicle they are likely to drive.
Coaches will be presented in a clean condition and the driver in full Company uniform.
The Company will provide a 24 hour helpline to be used in cases of emergency.
The Company will operate from an identifiable operating base.
In the unlikely event of a complaint, the Company operates a formal procedure to deal effectively and quickly with any client dissatisfaction.
The Company fully complies with all the necessary insurance requirements for public liability, group vehicle cover, employers insurance and where appropriate, tour operator liability. Where appropriate, the Company will comply fully with current legislation concerning package travel, including safeguarding clients money paid in advance.
An approved and documented training policy
All drivers will have a copy of a handbook containing relevant information required to carry out their duties professionally and in line with Company policy.
The Guild of British Coach Operators
In 2015 we were honoured to have been accepted into The Guild of British Coach Operators. The Guild represents over 20 of the UKs top quality coach companies dedicated to providing customers with a first class service.
The Guild exists to provide mutual support and guaranteed standards amongst its members. Membership is only open to well established operators who can demonstrate their commitment to quality and pass a detailed external audit on joining and every two years thereafter.
Our audit achieved the full 100% commendation, assuring our passengers of the very best in top quality touring coaches and customer service, while also underlining our commitment to ongoing training at all levels.