Transport compliance services
Transport Audits - Is your company operating in line with legislation?
Sometimes legal obligations can be overseen by commercial pressures, we carry out in depth gap analysis and guidance to rectify any issues identified to ensure both operational and commercial demands are met.
Guidance with operator licensing
We offer guidance and assistance with the paperwork for gaining an operator’s licence or assisting you to make any amendments your company require should it be downsizing, an increase or a change of Transport manager.
Every operator has an Operator Compliance Risk score, DVSA use this to decide which vehicles should be inspected at the roadside, it is based on two things;
- Roadworthiness (the condition of the operator’s vehicles)
- Traffic (Drivers hours, tachograph offences and weighing checks). A traffic light system is used, green being a safe operator, amber intermediate and red is high risk. We can assist to either keep your company in the green or get you back into the green.
The local area traffic commissioner is responsible for the licensing and regulation of those who operate heavy goods vehicles, buses and coaches. If you fall foul of any legislation you will be asked to appear in front of the traffic commissioner at a public enquiry with an explanation and rectification plan. Failing to do this could result in the loss of the operator’s licence and ultimately the business will suffer. RADCaT offer guidance for any preparation work required to ensure obligations set by the traffic commissioner are met to a satisfactory level.
Assistance with accreditation
We can guide and assist companies through many different accreditations such as; FORS, DVSA earned recognition scheme and FIAS.
Drivers need to be kept up to date with rules and regulations. This can be done by toolbox talks, one to one or private chats. If you’re struggling to find the time to sit your drivers down we can do training on all aspects of transport from walkaround checks, vehicle familiarisation, load security, drivers hours to health, wellbeing and stress all at a time to suit your operational needs.
Pre employment driver assessments
Now a requirement from most commercial vehicle insurers, with drivers having such an impact on your operator licence pre employment assessments prove vital in the recruitment process before handing over the keys to thousands of pounds worth of heavy vehicle. RADCaT can accommodate your needs and supply you with a full report on completion.
Accident investigation / Pre - Post accident training
Accidents happen, detail is key. We can offer impartial and thorough accident investigations and follow up training to prevent further incidents.
Independent maintenance quality checks
An audit of your fleet and the paperwork relating to the maintenance programme will identify if you are getting the service you are paying for, using an independent company for this will not affect your much-needed relationship with your vendor.
If you store, pack or transport hazardous goods, by law, you require a DGSA, we can provide a 24 hour 7 days per week 365 days per year emergency contact in the event of an incident. As DGSAs we will carry out annual reports, site visits, offer assistance with any queries and associated training.
All hazardous goods that travel by sea must conform to International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code. As DGSA’s we can assist with any issues and training requirements.
Accidents can be avoided purely through awareness training. RADCaT can carry out onsite training at a time to suit your needs on subjects such as; Hazard, Fire and Static awareness, along with Lone working amongst other areas.