Can an employer obtain information from DVLA about an employee’s driving licence?
Yes, employers can contact DriverCheck to understand how they can have their Drivers driving licences checked via the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) to ensure an employee is entitled to drive. The employer will gain a real time insight of all the information held against that employee’s driving licence record held by the DVLA , including:
- the driving licence validity dates;
- the driver licence categories of vehicle that the employee is entitled to drive;
- whether or not there are any current endorsements on the driving licence; and
- whether or not the employee is disqualified from driving.
The employer can also request information about any Certificate of Professional Competence held by the employee.
Information about how to contact DVLA for a driver entitlement check is available on the UK Government website. To carry out a check online, the employer must gain authorisation to check by gaining consent through the new “Fair Processing Declaration Form” provided by DriverCheck. When the employer obtains a completed declaration or electronic declaration then the emplouyer is authorised to check the drivers licence as many times as required within a three year period. The information is then displayed on the DriverCheck encrypted website.