Driving licence checks are a legal requirement for any business who uses drivers for business use. As an employer, ensuring that your drivers are qualified to drive falls under your duty of care obligation.
Not only is it necessary to administer these checks when a new member joins your team, but you must also continue monitoring all of your ‘driving employees’. This is to check for any future endorsements or disqualifications that may affect your company policies.
Following the further digitalisation of the DVLA, driver licence checks can now be completed online via their website and for free however this service is only suitable of one-off checks and not suitable for business with large fleets and ongoing validations.