Our Minibus Fleet Organiser, Ray Fleming, starts off the morning at Morrisons Ferry Road, the location of our fleet of minibuses. Ray carefully studies each minibus, checking for any faults or issues that need addressing before he can be satisfied that the buses are ready for the road. Later that day, our drivers will arrive to collect their respective buses, setting off on each run of the day.
Ray now heads out on his own run: transporting children to St. Crispin’s School in south Edinburgh. This run is part of PEP’s “Public Social Partnership” with the City of Edinburgh Council. Ray collects each passenger in our fully accessible minibus, before turning towards the City Bypass to drop everyone off at the school.
Later that morning, Ray returns to the PEP Centre to pick up 2 food parcels. With the help of our Operations Coordinator, Ryan, Ray loads the parcels on to the bus and drives to the home of a local family in need of support.
After returning to the PEP Centre for a well-deserved lunch break, Ray heads out to Rosebank Recovery Services, the garage for our minibuses. Every 10 weeks, each minibus must receive a full safety check at the garage, along with regular MOTs and biannual checks on our minibus tail lifts. Today, Ray takes a minibus up to Rosebank for its safety check.
After the check at the garage has been completed, Ray is now ready to collect the pupils at St. Crispin’s School for the journey home. Ray spends the next hour dropping each pupil off at their home. Finally, Ray drives the minibus back to Morrisons Ferry Road, completing the paperwork for the day when he arrives. With that, Ray locks up the bus for the night – and so ends a Day in the Life of the Minibus Fleet Organiser.