From 19th January 2013 there are going to be important changes to Driving Licences that might well impact you and your drivers. Under the changes, for Part 1 Licences, there will be a standardised licence expiry date of 10 years. For Part 2 Vocational Licence holders, the expiry date will be 5 years.
More complex checking
What this means for you is checking your drivers’ licences will now become more complex, because if your drivers have to renew their licence or change any details on it, they’ll get the new-style licence.
So you could be checking up to three different formats of licences.
Also, when these renewals happen, your employees could lose some of their previous entitlements without them even knowing.
Which you definitely need to know about.
Volkswagen Group Leasing can help
Driver Licence checks are a serious business for anyone looking after a fleet.
If one of your drivers has an accident, you could be liable if they don’t have a valid licence.
But, help is at hand, because Volkswagen Group Leasing’s Driver Licence Checking service will make sure you’re all covered with minimum hassle.
Their experts can check each driver in your fleet directly with the DVLA and produce detailed reports for you.
And, not only can they do this annually, but at several points throughout the year, to make sure licences are not just checked when drivers join your business.
Duty of Care assistance
Driving Licence checking is only one important part of your Duty of Care responsibilities.
Volkswagen Group Leasing also has many things in place to make sure your drivers are all safe and you’re reaching all of your Duty of Care obligations, easily and efficiently.
Their Duty of Care package includes:
• Risk assessment
• On the road driver training
• Driver Licence checking
• Business insurance and MOT checking
• Duty of Care controls system
• Corporate audit report
• Driving at Work policy and handbook
• Post-accident interview
• Safety and economy seminars
This modular approach means that Volkswagen Group Leasing can offer packages that specifically suit your business and your drivers so you only get the information relevant to you.
If you would like to know more about how Volkswagen Group Leasing can help with the new Driving Licence changes, or need more information on keeping your drivers safe without the stress, contact Volkswagen Group Leasing on 0870 333 2229 or visit makingleasingsimple.co.uk/dutyofcare