Driving licence checks using X-Ray can help ensure your drivers are correctly licenced to drive vehicles on company business and give you an accurate record of drivers endorsements and penalties.
With the abolition of the paper counterpart last year, this means that employers now have to check the driver’s record at the DVLA instead of relying on this paper document – which many did in the past. In order to do this lawfully, the employer needs to get consent from the driver, either:
X-Ray are making sure your employees are fit to drive for your business. Every company now has a Duty of Care to check your employee’s driver’s licences at least every twelve months under the Health and Safety Act. But, are you aware that merely visually checking the driving licence is no guarantee that you will be immune from prosecution should your employee commit an offense, or be involved in an accident?
Research undertaken by the Department of Transport into unlicenced driving found that the time spent by unlicenced drivers on the road is significant, presents a danger to themselves and other road users. It is essential that if your company expects your employees to drive company or their own vehicles on company business, you need to ensure that employee driver checks are an essential part of your risk assessment policy.
You are at risk of prosecution if you do not have a pro-active system of driver licence checking integrated in this policy.
Once you have a goods vehicle operator’s licence, you may need to change certain details held on it.
If you would like us to assist with your o’licence application/changes to your licence
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Many problems arise as companies often fall into the trap that they believe they have satisfied their legal requirements by visually inspecting their employee’s driving licences. This is not the case. Additionally, and to add the problem, virtually no UK company has in their possession, or access to, the latest driver record held by the licence authority such as the DVLA. Therefore they are not aware, although it is their legal responsibility, of their true employees or workers driving licence status, such as:
It is an employer’s responsibility to ensure that these details are correct. We are sure that this situation has arisen at your company, and that it has proved problematic for you to ensure that your driver’s details are accurate; but now there is a solution at hand that is:
X-Ray’s driving licence checking solution will enable you to fulfil your obligations very simply and cost effectively.
Our Licence Checking service will:
It is every employer’s responsibility, irrespective of industry or size to check that all employees who drive on company business hold a correct and valid driving licence. With the abolition of the paper counterpart last year, this means that employers now have to check the driver’s record at the DVLA instead of relying on this paper document – which many did in the past. In order to do this lawfully, the employer needs to get consent from the driver, either:
This is where we come in. We make sure that all UK drivers are legally allowed to drive on company business by working with the DVLA to receive real time data for specific driver records. Our system then stores the licence data to the relevant driver record. What’s more we will actively manage your records thereafter, ensuring that expiration dates are flagged, schedules re-checks are made automatically and critical warnings or changes in drives risk profiles are notified to key personnel for action.
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