Keeping hold of your operator licence.

Restricted operators are faced with operational challenges on a daily basis and on top of this they have to deal with the ever changing legislation which can be difficult to keep up with and put them at risk of non-compliance. ​ Restricted operators holders must keep up to date with the latest legislation to avoid operational failures that could result in public inquiries, prosecution and even loss of the operator licence. ​ Our aim is to help restricted licence holders stay up to date with the legislation and ensure best practice. Our course helps restricted operators learn how to effectively manage a transport operation so they can work in line with current legislation and maintain compliance across their organisation. This training course is designed to ensure that restricted operators are fully aware and compliant of their legal and operational responsibilities. ​ The course is suitable those involved in the transport operation of a restricted licence holder that require familiarisation with their legal responsibilities with regard to undertakings on an operator’s licence. it is designed for those already working within transport and running under a restricted operator licence.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to the course

    • Purpose of the course

    • Topics covered within the course

  • 2

    The Operators Licence

    • Legislation - Financial Standing from 01/01/19

    • Who needs a licence?

    • How long an operator licence lasts

    • Operator licence undertakings

    • Undertakings- Understanding and Compliance

    • The declaration of understanding and agreement

  • 3

    The Transport Manager Role

    • The role of a Transport Manager for a restricted operator

    • The role of a Transport Manager for a restricted operator continued

  • 4

    The Role of Enforcement Authorities

    • Road traffic law - The Role of Enforcement Authorities

  • 5

    The OCRS System

    • Operator Compliance Risk Score

    • OCRS Band Thresholds

  • 6


    • Maintaining Roadworthiness

    • Responsibilities for Roadworthiness

    • Regular Safety Inspections

    • Making it Cost Effective

    • Safety Inspection Intervals

    • Safety Inspection Reporting

    • Intermediate Safety Checks & Adhoc Safety Inspection Intervals

    • Electronic capture and storage of Safety Inspection Data

    • Vehicle Cleanliness

    • Own safety Inspection Facilities

    • Contracted Out Arrangements

    • Roadside Safety Inspections

    • Monitoring

  • 7

    Drivers Hours and The Working Time Directive

    • Introduction to DH & WTD

    • Driving & Rest Periods

    • Multi Manning & Ferry or Train Transport

    • Driving Limits

    • GB Domestic Hours

    • The Working Time Directive

    • The Working Time Directive Breaks & Night Workers

    • Working Time Directive Reference Periods

  • 8

    Tachographs and Record Keeping

    • Introduction

    • The Digital Tachograph

    • The Analogue Tachograph

    • Drivers Hours & Working Time Record Keeping

    • Record Offences and Penalties

    • Employers Responsibilities

  • 9

    Driver Certificate of Professional Competence

    • Driver CPC

  • 10

    Load Safety

    • Safety of Loads

  • 11

    Course Summary

    • Summary

    • DVSA Guide to maintaining roadworthiness

    • DVSA Safe operators guide

    • Good Vehicle Operator Licencing Guide

    • End of course questionnaire

Course Benefits

  • You will know exactly which areas you must get right to be compliant

  • Will help you identify areas for improvement

  • Train online - when you want, where you want at your own pace

  • Your questions answered - Got a question? then use our question feature and our trainers will get right back to you

  • Access to the course for 365 days - login as many times as you need for a whole year!

  • No need to take time away from work - study where you want, when you want and access the course 24/7

  • Update on any new legislation

Bonus Material

  • Support from experts

    Direct email access to our team to allow you to ask questions and get support from the experts.

  • DVSA Guides

    The DVSA guide to maintaining roadworthiness, safe operators guide and vehicle operator licencing guide are included within the course.

  • Course Certificate

    Proof of training is provided with a certificate of training that can be used for your continuous professional development and even displayed on your LinkedIn profile.

Course Fees

Prices include VAT and course access for 1 year.

Course Reviews

Testimonials from our students

5 star rating

good refresher

Mathieu Varley

a good course to refresh knowledge and keep up with legislation changes

a good course to refresh knowledge and keep up with legislation changes

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4 star rating

Ok as a refresher

Stephen Doyle

Overall it is ok

Overall it is ok

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