If you operate a vehicle over 3.5t GWT you will require an operator’s licence.
There are 3 Operators Licence;
Restricted (R) Carriage of own goods not for hire and reward.
E.g. Taking your own piece of plant to site to dig ground works.
Standard (S) Carriage of goods for reward
E.g. Getting paid for the transportation
International (SI) Same as standard but for carriage abroad
Our Operator’s Licence Services, application and retention
Complete Compliance and Training will be able to confirm which licence you require for your particular operation.
Once we have decided which licence you need, to apply certain criteria must be met, these include:
Advertise your application for a licence
Advertise your proposed operating centre
Designate a Transport Manager if you are applying for a standard/international operator’s licence
Provide information about your financial situation
Draw up a maintenance contract with a garage or agent to do safety inspections and repair vehicles if you do not do this yourself
Again, Complete Compliance and Training can help with all aspects of the application process.
Unfortunately, once you have successfully obtained your operator’s licence it doesn’t all stop there. There are some very strict ongoing criteria you must meet in order to legally retain your operator’s licence.
These include just some of the following:
6 weekly vehicle inspections
Recording and downloading both Drivers Hours and Working Time Regulations
Daily Walk Round policy and procedure
Defect policy and procedure
Minimum 6 monthly Licence Checks
Driver CPC Regs
Health and Safety Policy
Tool Box Talks
A lot of companies will offer a fixed package which more times than not will not suit your operation.
Complete Compliance and Training Ltd has over 30 years’ experience helping companies obtain and keep their operator’s licence.
Please call for a no-obligation chat, 0203 846 1734
Get your operator’s licence Get a consultant on board to help you navigate the procedures and paperwork.
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