DVLA CHECKS FOR EMPLOYERS
What is a DVLA Check?
DVLA licence check is a type of driver check provided by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) via an electronic service called Access to Driver Data (ADD). Our driver licence checking service involves checking an applicant’s driving licence information in real time, as held by the DVLA.
Do you offer On-going monitoring and how this can be helpful?
We do offer On-going monitoring. This ensures that your employees have not picked up any convictions, disqualifications or penalties that would make them unsuitable to carry out their job after the initial DVLA licence check was requested.
What will happen if I fail to carry out a DVLA check on my employee?
If an employer fails to carry out DVLA Checks on their employees, there may be a possibility that they may employ someone to drive who is not appropriately licenced or qualified. If such an individual is then involved in an incident, and it can be proved that he was driving as part of their job, your business could potentially face fines/penalties under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007.