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Fleets urged to refresh risk management policies as licence counterpart is abolished

The fleet driving licence checking and compliance company says that switching to all-online licence checking should encourage fleets to similarly refresh related HR policies. This will ensure that all relevant information is managed and stored safely and securely, allowing Duty of Care obligations to be adhered to. 

Malcolm Maycock, managing director at Licence Bureau, said “The abolition of the paper counterpart raises further awareness that verifying an employee’s entitlement to drive is crucial and fleets need to do everything possible to minimise unnecessary risk. 

“Moving to an all-online platform should question a company’s approach for licence checking and other in-house HR duties. Using a third-party provider, such as our Compliance Managed Services portal, to securely carry out regular and efficient checks, allows fleets to reduce unnecessary administration hours. In any case, both employers and employees need to be fully aware of their responsibilities when performing licence checks,” added Maycock. 

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.