Do-you-know-your-Operator Licence Undertakings

Do you know your Operator Licence Undertakings?

Do you know your Operator Licence Undertakings? I do get asked this question more now days as this information isn’t that easy to find due to operator licence applications being all on line. So for anyone looking here they are!

What are Operator Licence Undertakings?

They are set of undertakings which, when issued with your operator licence, you will sign and agree to abide by. Not doing so will probably result you appearing in front of the traffic commissioner! Depending on your application there may some extra provisions added to the statuary operator licence undertakings.

Undertaking No 1.

The laws relating to the driving and operation of vehicles used under this licence are observed.

Undertaking No 2.

The rules on drivers hours and Tachographs  are observed, and proper records are kept and that they are stored, also that records are readily available on request

Undertaking No 3.

To ensure vehicles and trailers are not overloaded

Undertaking No 4.

That all vehicles operator within speed limits

Undertaking No 5.

To ensure drivers promptly report any defects that could prevent the safe operation of the vehicle or trailer and that all defects are recorded in writing.

Undertaking No 6.

To ensure all vehicles and trailers, including hired vehicles and trailers are kept in a fit and serviceable condition.

Undertaking No 7.

To ensure you are keeping full records for a 15 month period for all drivers reports of defects, safety inspections, routine maintenance and repairs to vehicles.

All these records need to be available on request.

Undertaking No 8.

In respect of each operating centre specified, that the number of vehicles and number trailers kept there will not exceed the maximum number authorised at each operating centre. (Which will be noted on the licence)

Undertaking No 9.

An unauthorised operating centre is not used in any traffic area.

Undertaking No 10.

You will inform the traffic commissioner against yourself, company, business partners, company directors and nominated transport manager/s named on the application. 

Undertaking No 11.

That you will ensure that you will notify the traffic commissioner of any changes within 28 days, EG: proposed changes to maintenance arrangements. A change in the financial status of the licence holder (Liquidation etc) or a change to the limited company status or partnership that may affect the licence.

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