Driving Licence Checking

The DVLA says three million drivers have penalty points on their licence and 36,000 are on the verge of a ban, could this be someone in your business?

If you have employees who drive as part of their job, and you don’t check their eligibility to drive, you are committing an offence for which you could be prosecuted, if it’s subsequently found out that they don’t have a valid licence.

Asking to see an employee’s licence is no longer enough because the paper counterpart, the part that shows endorsements, is not a valid document and is no longer issued. The licence could be revoked, or contain a large number of penalty points, how would you know?

Your employee can generate a Check Code from the GOV.UK website and hand this to you along with their consent, you can then check their licence via a different portal on the GOV.UK website.

If you need to check large volumes of employee licenses, the most effective way is to use a third-party driving licence checking service provider.

I work with a leading UK based driving licence checking service provider and I can help you set up a simple and cost-effective process for checking employees licenses.

This system’s benefits are:

  • Minimum internal admin
  • It is secure and GDPR compliant
  • Automatic reminders and renewals
  • Validates that a driver’s home address and address on their licence match
  • Penalty points are listed which allows you to support drivers who are climbing up the penalty point ladder
  • Vehicle category entitlement can be checked against the vehicle type being used for work

The DVLA says three million drivers have penalty points on their licence and 36,000 are on the verge of a ban – could this be someone in your business?

If you employ a driver and don’t check their eligibility to drive, you are committing an offence for which you could be prosecuted if it’s subsequently found out that they don’t have a valid licence.

Asking to see an employee’s licence is no longer enough because the paper counterpart, the part that shows endorsements, is not a valid document and is no longer issued.

The only way now to ensure you are checking licences properly is through a specialist driving licence checking service provider.

I work with a leading UK based company who do exactly that. I can help you set up a simple and cost-effective process for checking employees licenses.

This system’s benefits are:

  • Minimum internal admin
  • It is secure and GDPR compliant
  • Automatic reminders and renewals
  • Validates that a driver’s home address and address on their licence match
  • Penalty points are listed which allows you to support drivers who are climbing up the penalty point ladder
  • Vehicle category entitlement can be checked against the vehicle type being used for work

Please note: drivers can obtain a PIN from the DVLA and provide this to someone who needs to check their licence, however, for employers, this route is not likely to stand up to the latest GDPR rules.

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