For compliant operators, it is a minimum requirement to ensure a driver has the correct category of licence to drive the type of vehicle they are employed to drive. Also, there must be ongoing regular checks regarding that licence.
This process explains how to verify a licence, deal with convictions, set up regular checks and includes a driver licence check list. This is a basic check which an operator is expected to have in place and documented for each driver.
A driver must be clear about what duties they are expected to perform. It is the operator’s responsibility to demonstrate that a driver is aware of their duties, what documents must be completed and when. This is best communicated by a driver hand book; the requirement of a driver handbook is also an inclusive part of a legislation compliance audit that may be requested by a Traffic Commissioner.