DVSA rolls out new trial which helps operators get earned recognition

DVSA rolls out new trial which helps operators get earned recognition

04 Jul 2023 Posted By Joe Scotting

DVSA has announced the Road to DVSA Earned Recognition Programme trial. New operators with HGVs or PSVs which have been issued with a licence in the last six months can join.

Being on the programme will help new operators with building best practice and good compliance in their business so that they can confidently apply for DVSA earned recognition status in the future.

The scheme which launched in 2018 was established so operators can demonstrate a track record of compliance and meet high driver and vehicle standards.

At the end of the programme, they can apply to join DVSA Earned Recognition Scheme.

How will the trial programme will work?

New operators will work towards Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that are like those in the DVSA earned recognition scheme.

The voluntary programme will last for two years, supported by DVSA. It’s open for organisations of any size and there’s no application or subscription fees.

Operators through the program will receive:

  • support to create policies and set up processes to keep your business running safely and efficiently
  • a tailored work plan for your business to help you prepare for and pass an audit so you can join the DVSA Earned Recognition Scheme at the end of the programme
  • access to the DVSA earned recognition team throughout the programme to help with any questions or issues you have

New operators which successfully complete the road to DVSA earned recognition programme and pass an audit will achieve DVSA earned recognition status.

Benefits of earned recognition

Operators that receive earned recognition status from DVSA receive the following benefits:

  • vehicles will be less likely to be stopped for roadside checks
  • reduced running costs
  • proof of being an exemplary operator if bidding for work

Operators can apply here.

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