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FN Advertorial: Newsflash – thousands of drivers on UK roads have invalid licences

AA Drivetech

AA DriveTech is the post-test driver assessment and training arm of the AA. We’re experts at making business drivers safer, more fuel efficient and significantly improving their driving behaviour so that the costs of running a fleet are reduced and the company brand is maintained.

If you’re responsible for managing employees in your organisation while they drive ‘for work’, you must ensure that they have a valid driving licence. This is a basic requirement of UK health and safety regulations.

While many organisations do carry out driving licence checks, many are cursory and will not accurately confirm the validity of a licence. Our experience shows 1 in 650 drivers checked are driving while disqualified and 1 in 300 have a revoked or expiring licence, so there’s a significant risk that some of your staff are driving illegally. In addition, as many as 1 in 16 drivers will have an expired, or expiring, photocard!

The answer? A secure electronic DVLA validation check carried out through FleetRiskManager, AA DriveTech’s online fleet management system.

Once completed, you will be able to view detailed results about the driver’s driving licence status via the FleetRiskManager system. The information will be available to you whenever you need it within a couple of mouse clicks, you can also set a re-Driving Licencevalidation prompt to suit your own needs.

Checking the validity of employees’ licences is a wise move and can demonstrate that you have taken that vital first step in embarking upon pro-active health and safety compliance.

At AA DriveTech, we express what we do for our customers by way of a ‘journey’ -  a journey that starts with an audit of requirements, moves onto validation of eligibility to drive, assessment of skills, attitude and knowledge progressing to targeted training where needed. This is supported with ongoing management and review of actions. All elements of this process can be administered easily through one portal, FleetRiskManager.

FleetRiskManager – your fleet at your fingertips.

For more information visit www.fleetriskmanager.com, email tellmemore@AAdrivetech.com call our Sales team on 01256 495732.

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