Can you be confident your drivers are legal?

Posted on: Tuesday, 14 August 2012 by Debbie Attwood

By Sam Law, Head of ShopFTA

How sure are you that your drivers' licences are valid?

According to the Licence Bureau, there are an estimated 24,000 people driving illegally for companies in Britain today, which, let’s be honest, is a shocking statistic.

But isn’t it amazing to think that some companies are still not taking a close enough look at their drivers’ credentials? Particularly when you consider that company directors risk corporate manslaughter and Health and Safety charges every time an illegal driver gets behind the wheel.

Okay, it may seem a labour-intensive job, but when it’s so important to ensure your business is operating legally and compliantly, it seems mad not too be more vigilant, especially taking into account the increased danger on the roads in the UK if thousands are driving illegally.

There are so many ways to check that your drivers are legal; including FTA’s Driver Licence Checking Service, which has been developed to help companies feel confident that their drivers are legal.

The FTA Driver Licence Checking Service is run in conjunction with the Licence Bureau, and has been developed to help companies keep track of health and safety regulations applied when checking the licences of everyone driving their vehicles.

The service can supply daily driver reports which include licence status, details of disqualifications, endorsements, offence dates or conviction dates, and also includes a licence expiry alert, lgv/pcv entitlement and category and photo-card expiry alerts.

Whichever way you choose to do it, doesn’t it make perfect sense to keep a closer eye on your drivers licence details, and then you can operate with confidence knowing they and your organisation are legal? And in turn you’ll be playing your part in making the nation’s roads a safer place.

If you want to find out more about FTA Driver Licence Checking Service on the website or call 08717 11 22 22.
 

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