Driving licence checking in the UK applies to all employers employing people to drive a vehicle and all motor vehicles.

Any motor vehicle that requires a licence to operate, and any driver intending on operating that vehicle, must be checked by law. If your organisation has a fleet of cars, vans, trucks, 4x4s, minibuses, buses, coaches, or motorcycles, you will need to make a check on the licence of the member of staff employed to drive.

These checks are designed to clamp down on the number of unlicensed and banned drivers on the roads and provide employers with vital information on the driver’s ability to drive a vehicle based on their age and qualifications.

Driving licence checks provide data of licence validity, categories, endorsements, and disqualifications, ensuring employers remain in compliance with the law.