Tachograph and Drivers Hours Compliance Audits
Based on our experience, we have found that many Operators’ systems could be more effective. While some systems may only require minor adjustments, others need a complete overhaul.
At Foster Transport Compliance, we perform system audits by targeting Best Practice based on our experience with cases involving operators, directors, transport managers, or drivers in hundreds of court cases or public inquiries. Many of these operators had systems in place and may have even undergone audits, but they were insufficiently robust. It’s important to understand why they still ended up in trouble. With Foster Transport Compliance, operators have access to high-quality tachograph compliance experts who audit systems to the highest standards, test their robustness, and can advise and implement compliance systems where necessary to ensure operators meet their licence undertakings.
We offer one-off audits or regular audits at agreed intervals with the cost spread over a specified period. The choice is yours.
Our expertise in these systems is widely recognised, and the transport tribunal has described our input into an appellant’s operations as the “gold standard” along with our proposals for the future.
“We agree with the description of Mr Humphreys’ input into the Appellant’s operations as being ‘gold standard’ together with his proposals as to the future.”
In the event of the worst-case scenario, the ability of compliance systems to withstand a thorough and detailed investigation is crucial in determining if further action is necessary.
We find things many other auditors would not, we’ll identify any weakness in the system including:
Our review covers everything an Operator does to ensure that its systems meet the responsibilities set forth in the Alison Jones Transport Tribunal (L56):
“In our view, this statutory undertaking requires more than the operator should set up adequate systems and then leave them to run themselves; what is required is constant supervision and monitoring to ensure that the systems work. In other words, I am directing myself to the effectiveness of the system to detect drivers’ hours and tachograph offences and the resulting action taken as a consequence of such findings.”
The statement is short, but one that operators are continuously judged on, and simply having an induction document, analysing tachographs, and signing them isn’t enough to meet the Operator’s Statutory Undertakings.
Drivers’ Hours and Tachograph Compliance Audit
What You’ll Receive:
We’ll perform a comprehensive audit of your processes, procedures and other important factors mentioned above. We’ll make sure your procedures and processes meet legal requirements and provide solutions and advice for any aspect of your business that needs improvement.
Following our audit, you’ll receive an easy-to-read report that will break down each of our checks and provide feedback. You’ll be given actionable advice for any problems or areas that require improvement.
Our audits will be carried out at your location on a time and day that best suits you.
Please contact us at 01772 655155 or fill out our contact form to learn more about Foster Compliance.
Frequently Asked Questions.
If you have a question that has not been answered in our FAQs, get in touch with us and a member of the Foster Transport Compliance team will be able to provide further details.
Foster Transport Compliance offers system audits and compliance checks for operators, directors, transport managers and drivers. They provide one-off audits or regular audits at agreed intervals, and their services cover all aspects of an operator's system, including drivers’ hours and tachograph compliance.
Foster Transport Compliance looks for weaknesses in an operator's system, including application forms, knowledge assessments, trainers’ knowledge, downloading intervals, analysis reports (drivers and vehicles), improvement notices, office staff knowledge, internal audits and reporting, licence checks, document checks, driver training, driver files, nature of offences, driver counselling, OCRS, investigation, driving assessments, induction, existing driver knowledge, absence of records, re-education, disciplinary processes, action on infringements, and much more.
According to the Alison Jones Transport Tribunal (L56), operators need to do more than just set up adequate systems and leave them to run themselves. They must provide constant supervision and monitoring to ensure that the systems work effectively in detecting drivers’ hours and tachograph offences, and to take appropriate action as a consequence of such findings.
After an audit is performed by Foster Transport Compliance, the operator receives an easy-to-read report that breaks down each of their checks and provides feedback. The report also provides actionable advice for any problems or areas that require improvement.
A Wealth of Experience in Transport Compliance
For more than 55 years, Foster Transport Compliance has been providing top-of-the-line service in tachograph systems, maintenance system compliance, operator licensing and compliance audits. From individual drivers to multinational companies, we pride ourselves on our attention to detail and professional approach.
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Many operators are not thoroughly audited and only a few undertake internal audits. Even fewer have a “tick-box” approach to auditing. This is problematic because as we have seen, many clients come to us after a major compliance issue has arisen, at which point the underlying problem has been detected by the enforcement body. Get in touch with us to find out more about you can proactively monitor and audit systems.