Don’t Risk Liability
Have staff that drive? Request a DVLA check in 5 minutes
- Results are typically provided in 5 minutes as a downloadable PDF.
- Request a driver licence check in a matter of minutes and avoid serious financial liability.
- Includes licence validity and expiry, vehicles licenced to drive, offences, penalty points and disqualifications.
*If you’re not already registered there is a one-off licence fee of £19.95 + VAT to access the system.
This covers the cost of setting up a dedicated account on our revolutionary HR platform for your organisation.
*If you’re not already registered there is a one-off licence fee of £19.95 + VAT to access the system. This covers the cost of setting up a dedicated account on our revolutionary HR platform for your organisation.
Ensure compliance with driver legislation
- Fast: Checks are typically completed in less than 5 minutes. The certificate can be printed immediately without any postal delays.
- Pay as you go: No minimum contract period or minimum monthly fees. Just pay for what you need.
- Easy to use: The online system simplifies requesting and managing checks. The clear dashboard lets you see at a glance the status of all applicants and automatic alerts are sent when checks are completed to keep you informed.
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Registration to the online platform will incur a charge of £19.95 + VAT.
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Why driving licence checks?
Do you have staff that drive? Don’t put your company at risk – start requesting driving licence checks today. If you have employees that drive as part of their job, it’s essential that you carry out driving licence checks on them to ensure they’re appropriately licensed and suitable to do so. A driver licence check is a simple and effective way to verify the reliability and suitability of a potential employee whose job is likely to involve driving. For certain sectors, it can also be used to ascertain whether a candidate meets the industry requirements.
What are driving licence checks?
Driving licence checks are an electronic service provided by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). Our driver licence checking service involves checking an applicant’s driving licence information online, as held by the DVLA. Carrying out one of these checks will allow you to securely verify the applicant’s driving licence. At uCheck, we carry out driving licence checks through our unique online platform, which allows you to quickly and easily validate the applicant’s driving record.
What will a driving licence check show?
A driving licence check will show:
The applicant’s licence validity and any disqualification.
The expiry date of the applicant’s licence.
What sort of vehicles the applicant is licensed to drive.
Any offences or penalty points the applicant has.
Which employees should have a driving licence check?
You should check the licence record of any person your organisation employs to drive. You should also carry out a driving licence check on any employee who drives in the course of their duties, even if it’s not the main part of their job – for example, an employee who uses their own vehicle to carry out work-related tasks.
Why should I carry out driving licence checks?
Checking an employee’s driving licence reduces risk to your organisation in a number of ways. It is also especially beneficial now that the paper counterpart to the driving licence has been abolished (as of June 2015) which means you can no longer check the document to confirm an individual’s driving offences or penalty points. Firstly, it will verify that the applicant does indeed have a valid driving licence, and is not driving illegally. Although it may seem unlikely that a job applicant would give you incorrect information about this, it can happen. Whether it’s through dishonesty, fraud or simply a case of misinterpreted information, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Carrying out a driving licence check will also highlight any previous driving convictions that may affect the applicant’s suitability to undertake the role.
Organisations have a duty of care to their employees, clients, customers, service users and other members of the public they come into contact with. Carrying out DVLA checks will give you confidence that your employees hold the appropriate licence to fulfil their role safely.
What are the implications of failing to carry out driving licence checks?
A full and thorough check of an applicant’s driver record will help your organisation stay compliant with driver legislation, and will act as a safeguard for both your organisation and its clients against the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007.
If you fail to carry out checks on your employees, there’s a chance you may employ someone to drive who isn’t appropriately licensed or who is otherwise unsuitable to do so. If they are then involved in an incident, and it can be proved they were driving as part of their job, your organisation could potentially face hefty fines under the aforementioned corporate manslaughter legislation.
You should also regularly renew driving licence checks to make sure your employees haven’t picked up any convictions, disqualifications or penalty points that would make them unsuitable to carry out their role. Again, if you fail to do this and an employee is involved in an incident, your organisation could face significant financial, legal and reputational consequences.
Why use our online system?
Using our online driving licence checking system is quick, easy, convenient and affordable. Our online platform has an easy-to-use dashboard that allows you to see the status of all your applications at a glance, and we’ll send you an automatic alert as soon as a check is complete. With our licence checking services, there’s no minimum contract period or monthly fees. You only pay for the checks you need.
How long do driving licence checks take?
With our online checking services, the results are usually provided in less than five minutes as a downloadable PDF. It couldn’t be quicker or easier.
What information do I need to provide?
Before you apply for a check, you’ll need to obtain the applicant’s consent to check their information. You will need to ask the applicant for their driving licence number.