DVLA Checks
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DVLA Checks

Once you’ve registered your organisation, you’ll be charged for individual checks as and when you request them – there are no upfront minimums or contractual tie-ins.

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uCheck Facts: DVLA
One out of 40 people driving on UK roads are doing so without a licence.

Why get a DVLA Check?

Do you have staff that drive? Don’t put your company at risk – start requesting DVLA Checks today.

If you have employees that drive as part of their job, it’s essential to carry out DVLA 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 will involve driving. In certain sectors, it can also be used to ascertain whether a candidate meets industry requirements.

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What is a DVLA Check?

DVLA licence checks are a type of driver check provided by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) via an electronic service. Our driver licence checking service involves checking an applicant’s driving licence information online, as held by the DVLA. Carrying out a DVLA Check will allow you to securely verify the applicant’s driving licence. At uCheck, we carry out checks through our unique online Platform, which allows you to quickly and easily validate the applicant’s driving record.

What will a DVLA 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 licenced to drive
Any offences or penalty points the applicant has

Which employees should have a DVLA Check?

You should check the licence record of any person your organisation employs to drive. You should also carry out a DVLA 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 employers carry out DVLA Checks?

Checking an employee’s driving licence reduces risk to your organisation in a number of ways. Firstly, it will verify that the applicant has a valid driving licence and is not driving illegally. It may seem unlikely that a job applicant would give you incorrect information about this, but 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. DVLA Checks are especially beneficial now the paper counterpart to the driving licence has been abolished (as of June 2015). Previously, employers could check the paper counterpart to ascertain the state of an employee’s driving record. Now, a DVLA Check is the best way to do this.

Organisations have a duty of care to employees, clients, customers, service users and other members of the public who they come into contact with. Carrying out a DVLA Check will give you confidence that any employee holds the appropriate licence to fulfil their role safely.

What are the implications of failing to carry out a DVLA Check?

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 DVLA 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 DVLA 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 Platform?

Using our online driving licence checking Platform 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 DVLA 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.

Any further questions?

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Yes – you’ll receive an automatic email alert as soon as a DVLA Check is complete. Our platform will keep you updated every step of the way, so there’s no need to stay logged in.

The DVLA Share Driver Licence Service is a one-off check with no management or reporting tools. The applicant declaration our platform obtains lasts for three years, meaning you can re-check applicants periodically. The platform allows you to set the frequency of re-checks based on the number of points the applicant has, or you can tailor the frequency based on your company requirements (please note, you will be charged for each re-check).

At uCheck we pride ourselves on being ISO 27001 and ISO 9001 accredited, as well as GDPR compliant. We’re certified with Cyber Essentials and are a member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners. We strive to provide our clients with products and services that meet and even exceed expectations whilst keeping data security at the heart of everything we do.

You’ll be able to view the result on our platform as soon as the check is complete. The platform is accessible 24/7, so you can download the result of a DVLA Check whenever is convenient for you. If you’re using our platform for multiple checks, all the results will be issued in one comprehensive downloadable PDF.

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