The easy way to ensure your transport business is legally compliant

Often overlooked but critically important is the health of your Operator Licence systems, procedures and paperwork. Not being compliant can have serious consequences, and failure to have the correct systems and documentation in place can put your Operators licence at risk.

Many operators struggle within maintaining compliance because they aren’t 100% sure exactly what they need to do to comply with their undertakings. This course gives operators a clear understanding of their obligations and provides a clear step-by-step process for carrying out an in-house self-audit on your transport business. The course includes audit templates that can be downloaded and saved for you to complete as you work through the course.

After completing this course following the steps provided you will be able to successfully carry out an in-house audit and identify areas of compliance as well as areas that require improvement to meet your legal obligations. The course contains everything you need and covers the areas the traffic commissioner focuses on.

What Will You Learn?

Our course helps operator licences holders on restricted, standard national and international licences learn how to carry out a compliance audit on your company so you can maintain compliance across your organisation. This course has been designed for an operator licence holder or an appointed employee to successfully carry out a full compliance audit on the transport side of your business. 

The course is to be completed alongside the self-audit template which is included within this course.This course will guide you through completing a self-audit on your company and producing a full audit report.

Our self-audit is designed to cover the areas the traffic commissioner focuses on and will make you aware of any areas that need improvement within your company to ensure that you are complying with legislation and the 11 undertakings of the operator’s licence.

It is recommended that transport companies carry out an audit on their business on an annual basis regardless if you run on a restricted or standard national operator licence.This course is suitable for those wishing to monitor their own business and ensure compliance.

Course curriculum

What will I learn in this course?

  • 1


    • Accessing Student Support

    • Auditing your business

    • Compliance - Self Audit (Blank)

  • 2

    The Audit Process

    • Step 1 - Company Information

  • 3

    Suitability of Operating Centre

    • Audit Ref 2 - Vehicle Wash Areas

    • Audit Ref 3 - Security and Safety of Your Operating Centre

    • Audit Ref 4 - Maintenance Facilities

    • Audit Ref 5 - Photographic Evidence

  • 4

    Maintenance Systems

    • Audit Ref 6 - Wall Charts

    • Audit Ref 7 - Inspections

    • Audit Ref 8 - Inspection Sheets

    • Audit Ref 9 - Nil Defect System

    • Audit Ref 10 - Defect Reporting

    • Audit Ref 11 - Rectification

    • Audit Ref 12 - Wheel Security & Tyres

    • Audit Ref 13 - Brake Testing

    • Audit Ref 14 - Legal Documents

    • Audit Ref 15/16 - Photographic Evidence

  • 5

    Drivers Hours, Working Time & Tachographs

    • Audit Ref 17 - Analogue Charts

    • Audit Ref 18 - Digital Data

    • Audit Ref 19 - Downloading & Company Card

    • Audit Ref 20 - Download Frequencies

    • Audit Ref 21 - Analysis

    • Audit Ref 22 - WTD Night Worker

    • Audit Ref 23 - WTD Reference Period

    • Audit Ref 24 - Photographic Evidence

  • 6

    Driver Competence

    • Audit Ref 25 - Licence Checks

    • Audit Ref 26 - Driver CPC

    • Audit 27 - Infringements

    • Audit Ref 28 - Safe Systems of Work (SSOW)

    • Audit Ref 29 - Photographic Evidence

  • 7

    Audit Summary

    • Audit Ref 30 - Summary

    • Audit Ref 31 - Recommendations

    • End of course questionnaire

Who Would Benefit From This Course?

This course benefits operator licences holders on restricted, standard national and international licences. The course aims to learn you how to carry out a compliance audit on your company so you can maintain compliance across your organisation. 

This course has been designed for an operator licence holder or an appointed employee to successfully carry out a full compliance audit on the transport side of your business. 


Upon completion of this course, you will automatically receive a certificate of completion accredited by NTP Online Learning.

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    This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge you need with regards to transport management compliance. It's been written and created by industry experts and contains all the information you need.

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