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Bexwell Aerodrome, Downham Market, Norfolk, PE38 9LU


buskSimply safe….the way to go!

Teachers, youth leaders and parents…welcome to this section of our website designed specifically for you.

Advice and information on this page has been independently sourced on behalf of D & H Harrod Coaches.

We joined Simply Safe because our number one priority is safety for all passengers. Our credibility is shown in our business, our fully trained staff and quality vehicles.

We want to educate teachers, group organizers & parents of the importance of using reputable operators that are compliant with VOSA standards.

When making transport arrangements for others, the law requires the organiser be aware of their legal obligations and expects safeguards and systems to be in place for this purpose.

In these pages BUSK UK, leading independent advisors on transporting children and young people safely by road, have provided guidance on how best to do that.

About Our Commitment to Safety

Management contact: Mark Harrod

Established: since 1942

Fleet: Fleet of 12 coaches, seating capacity from 29 to 70, average age of 10 years, fitted with a choice of 2 and 3 point safety belts.

Drivers: Harrods employs 1 full and 14 part time CRB checked drivers. Experienced/trained in driving abroad.

Health & safety policy: Available upon request.

Training: Drivers CPC trained; EU Drivers Hours & WTD, Vehicle Operations, Drivers Responsibilities, First Aid, Coach Operations & Fuel Efficient & Defensive Driving. Drivers are trained in first aid and awareness of bullying.

Insurance/recovery: Welbourns of Wisbech

Maintenance: In house maintenance carried out in purpose built workshop managed by Derek Harrod. In the event of vehicle maintenance carried out externally,  this is by Welbourns of Wisbech, a VOSA certified garage.

Membership: Members of Simply Safe, Confederation of Passenger Transport, Coach Tourism Council, Federation of Small Businesses and a Royal Warrant holder.

Profits are re-invested into business to maintain safety standards.