The Operator Licence Audit covers 9 key sections

Section 1 - Operator’s licence

1.1 Correct legal entity

1.2 Financial standing

1.3 Notifiable changes

1.4 Appropriate licence

1.5 Conditions or undertakings on the licence

1.6 Operating centres

1.7 Authorised vehicles and trailers

1.8 Vehicles specified

1.9 O licence vehicle identity discs

 

Section 2 – Transport Manager or responsible person

2.1 Current knowledge and competence

2.2 Continuous and effective management and control of the transport operation

 

Section 3 – Vehicle standards

3.1 First use inspections

3.2 Maintenance facilities and technical staff (in-house maintenance only)

3.3 Maintenance contractors

3.4 Prohibition or safety critical defect investigation

3.5 Forward planning

3.6 Inspection frequency

3.7 Safety inspection documentation

3.8 Walk around checks

3.9 Driver defect reporting

3.10 Annual test results

3.11 Tachograph and speed limiter equipment

 

Section 4 – Drivers’ hours

4.1 Working time systems and monitoring

4.2 Return of record.

4.3 Downloading of driver cards

4.4 Downloading of vehicle units

4.5 Tachograph analysis

4.6 Infringement reporting

4.7 Speed limit compliance

4.8 Keeping of records

4.9 Tachograph – driver and company card management

4.10 Scheduling

 

Section 5 – Operational management

5.1 Insurance

5.2 Vehicle Excise Duty

5.3 Vehicle weight and height compliance

5.4 Load securing and equipment

5.5 Specialist equipment or loads

5.6 Management of non-O licence vehicles and equipment

5.7 Agency drivers

5.8 Sub-contractor hauliers

5.9 International operators and cabotage

 

Section 6 – Driver management

6.1 Driver recruitment

6.2 Driving licence and Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) monitoring

6.3 Driver pay and incentives

 

Section 7 – Training and driver behaviour

7.1 Driver CPC training

7.2 Other relevant driver training and engagement

7.3 Driver behaviour

7.4 Other operational staff training

 

Section 8 – Driver related policies

8.1 Drink, drugs and driver health policy

8.2 Mobile device policy

 

Section 9 – ADR

9.1 Training certificate

9.2 Equipment

9.3 Vehicles

9.4 Load security and integrity

9.5 Documentation

9.6 Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor

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