New: DAPA training now available



Local Link Mayo now offer DAPA Training.  DAPA has been designed specifically for the passenger transport sector and prepared in accordance with best practice guidelines from the safety management framework of the Local Link Rural Transport Programme.


DAPA stands for Driver And Passenger Awareness. It is a programme specifically designed to enhance the skills both of Bus Drivers and Passenger Assistants.  The programme is a combination of theory and practice covering the following topics:


  • Health & Safety
  • Defensive driving, good driving practise and skills
  • Paperwork and Technology
  • Disability
  • Securing Wheelchairs
  • Vehicle Evacuation
  • Driver Well Being
  • Safeguarding


On completion of the programme participants receive a 120-page A5 size DAPA training manual/ reference guide.  They will also receive a DAPA certificate of training.


If you would like more information regarding DAPA training or would like to register for upcoming programmes please contact or telephone 094 9005150 or visit

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