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Pertemps opts for licence checking with Jaama

Pertemps, one of the UK’s largest recruitment agencies, has introduced Jaama’s electronic driver entitlement checking service (EDECS) to verify the licences of 1,200 employees and up to 20,000 agency at-work drivers.

The licence checking service is being rolled out following a successful pilot.

Tim Stokes, fleet IT support manager at Pertemps, who oversees the licence checking process, said: “We have always checked the licences of our employees, but it was previously a laborious manual process.

“The Jaama system is very robust and makes the whole process more efficient while providing Pertemps with a very clear audit trail which flags up any issues that need to be tackled.”

Checks to date have resulted in one employee being dismissed after it was uncovered that he had previously had his driving licence revoked by the DVLA.

Meanwhile, checking the driving status of agency supplied drivers has always been a major corporate risk management issue and Stokes said: “It is important that we can demonstrate to our customers that the drivers we supply have a valid driving licence.

“Whether permanent employees or temporary drivers, we want to be certain that we have done everything possible to protect both ourselves and everyone who uses the roads.”

Hidden drink-driving conviction

Meanwhile, Tamworth-based Cathedral Hygiene started using the Jaama licence checking service after discovering that an employee had hidden a drink-driving conviction by presenting a ‘clean’ licence.

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