1.1 Valid licence
Operator must ensure that the licence is current with the correct categories for the vehicles being driven.
1.2 Fitness to drive
Operator must have a compliant policy in respect of notification of receipt of penalty points or entitlement to drive.
1.3 Driver induction
Operator must ensure drivers receive an appropriate and relevant induction to the operator and their role. Records of the induction process must be retained for the duration of the driver's employment.
1.4 Driver assessment
Operator must ensure that all drivers undergo a driving assessment that is relevant to their role, to be carried out by a competent person prior to the commencement of duties as a driver. Records of the induction process must be retained for the duration of the driver's employment.
Operator must ensure that only drivers who posses the correct driving entitlement and training, should be permitted to tow trailers.
2.6 Role-specific legislation
Operator must ensure that drivers comply with legislation related to their job description.
2.7 Driver identification
Operator must have a documented system to enable the identification of a driver of a vehicle at all times when used on the public highway. Records must be retained for a period of not less than 12 months.
2.8 Incident monitoring, investigation and action
Operator must have a documented systems to identify and log incidents and, if deemed necessary, discipline or provide remedial training to drivers.
2.9 Driver training
Operator must ensure that drivers receive appropriate training or re-training with regard to changing job roles, when indicated by ongoing assessment, third party complaints or following an incident or collision. Records of the induction process must be retained for the duration of the driver's employment.
3.1 Pre-use safety checks
Operator undertake to ensure all vans and light commercial vehicles in their operation are maintained in a safe operating condition and operate an audit-able system of pre-use checks. Drivers must record any identifiable defects and report same to a competent person for appropriate action and rectification.
3.2 Vehicle maintenance cycles
Operator must undertake to assess, plan and perform the appropriate maintenance cycles for their vehicles in view of operational demands and manufacturer’s recommendations.
3.3 Equipment maintenance cycles
Operator must undertake to assess, plan and perform the appropriate maintenance cycles for their ancillary equipment in view of operational demands and manufacturer’s recommendations.