If your employees drive for work it’s your duty of care to ensure that they’re appropriately licensed. This applies to professional drivers, company car scheme “opt out” drivers, grey fleet and pool car users. Not only that, but you need to protect the validity of your insurance against employees driving despite revoked licences or excessive penalty points.
The status of a driving licence can change for several reasons – and in some cases without the driver knowing – so checking and validation of DVLA driving licences should be done on a regular basis. This reduces the risk of information which has been misinterpreted as well as intentional fraud or dishonesty.