Public Inquiry: Oplas Transport Consultancy Help After the Public Inquiry

Public Inquiry: Oplas Transport Consultancy Help After the Public Inquiry

The Public Inquiry Services offered by Oplas Transport Consultancy does not stop once the Public Inquiry Process has ended. Clients have seen & felt the benefit of having Oplas Transport Consultancy as part of their team to prepare for Public Inquiry.

Many of those Operator Licence Holders have asked Oplas Transport Consultancy to continue the working relationship, helped them be compliant with the Operator Licensing Regime, & thus helping to avoid another attendance at Public Inquiry in the future.

Therefore, Oplas Transport Consultancy, with its many years of experience in the area of Operator Licence Management, has developed a number of services, which gives the user solutions to their requirements. In the area of Operator Licence Compliance Management.

Please see a summary of Oplas Transport Consultancy’s services & the solutions they provide in Operator Licence Compliance Management.

Public Inquiry: Operators Licence Administration Assistance Service.

This service offers a solution for those Operator Licence Holders who need assistance in ensuring they maintain compliance with the Operator Licensing Regime. The service is mainly used by small to medium size Restricted & Standard Operator Licence Holders, can use service. It can also be used in helping with maintaining an undertaking due to a decision at Public Inquiry. 

The first part of the service is for an initial consultation with the Operators Licence Holder. A simple audit is carried out on the current systems of work in place for maintaining compliance. Then the findings of this simple audit will be discussed with the Operators’ Licence Holder.

A plan of action is then developed for a bespoke system(s) of work to be put in place & to be used by the Operator’s Licence Holder & Oplas Transport Consultancy’s, in keep compliance with the Operator Licence Regulations.

If you are interested in using the Operators Licence Administration Assistance Service & the solutions, it provides. Please follow the highlighted link to our contact page to inform us of your interest in our Operators Licence Administration Assistance Service.

Public Inquiry: Operators Licence Compliance Audit Service

The Operators’ Licence Compliance Audit Service & the solution(s) it gives the user. Depend on when & why the Operators’ Licence Holder contacts Oplas Transport Consultancy.

Most clients use the Operators Licence Compliance Audit Service for the following three reasons.

They have had an Operator Licence Compliance Audit carried out by DVSA (Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency). Their system of work for maintaining compliance with the Operators’ Licence when the Operator License Compliance Audit was carried out. As not fit for purpose & therefore the Operators’ Licence held, as being not compliant to the Operator Licensing Regime.

Oplas Transport Consultancy carried out an Operator Licence Compliance Audit as an independent third party. To confirm the Operators Licence Holder changes. Have at the time of the Operator Licence Compliance Audit being carried out, that the systems of work for compliance are fit for purpose & therefore, the Operators’ Licence held is compliant to the Operator Licensing Regime.

Public Inquiry’s attendance as part of evidence submissions shows that the Operator Licence Holders system of work is fit for maintaining compliance to Operators Licence Regulations. Plus, at the time of Operators’ Licence Compliance Audit being carried out, the Operators’ Licence held was compliant to the Operator Licensing Regime.

Finally, again, concerning attendance at Public Inquiry by an Operator Licence Holder. This is when the Operator Licence Holder has given an undertaking to the Traffic Commissioner at Public Inquiry. For an Operator Licence Compliance Audit to be carried out on the systems of work, used to maintain compliance & to confirm they are fit for purpose & that compliance is being maintained to the Operator Licence Regulations, at the time of the Operators Licence Compliance Audit.

Oplas Transport Consultancy Operators Licence Compliance Audit Service can provide a solution to the three examples shown above. Its Operator Licence Compliance Audits have been used on several occasions. In situations involving DVSA (Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency) & the Office of the Traffic Commissioner have been accepted, along with the Operator Licence Compliance Audit findings.    

However, the use of an Operators Licence Compliance Audit should not only be seen by Operator’s Licence Holders, as something to be used on in relation with a Public Inquiry. It should be part of all Operator Licence Holders system of work for maintaining compliance with the Operator Licensing Regime.

The conducting of an annual Operators Licence Compliance Audit by an Operators Licence Holder. The Office of the Traffic Commissioner considers it part of best practice for maintaining compliance with the Operator Licence Regulations. The use of an annual Operators Licence Compliance Audit by Operator Licence Holders is being taken on board by an increasing number of Operator Licence Holders as a required part of a system for maintaining compliance to the Operator Licensing Regime.

When an Operator’s Licence Holder is considering whether to have an annual Operators Licence Compliance Audit as part of their system of work for maintaining compliance, to the Operators’ Licensing Regime. Then the following question should be asked?

Apart from the time & expense of a Public Inquiry & the possible results from the attendance at a Public Inquiry, like the Operator’s Licence held being curtailed, suspended or revoked. Would the business be able to continue its commercial actives?

An Operators Licence Compliance Audit will help the Operator Licence Holder confirm, their systems used for maintaining compliance are fit for purpose & that the Operator Compliance Risk Score (OCRS) of the Operators’ Licence Holder should be of a standard. That enforcement actions include visits to the operating centre of the Operator’s Licence Holder & roadside checks of vehicles operated by the enforcement body DVSA (Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency). Plus, the possibility of regulatory action by the Office of the Traffic Commissioner against the Operator Licence Holder is less likely.

If you are interested in using the Operators Licence Compliance Audit Service & the solutions it provides. Please follow the highlighted link to our contact page to inform us of your interest in the Operators Licence Compliance Audit Service.

Public Inquiry: External Transport Manager/CPC Holder Service

Oplas Transport Consultancy also offers its clients an External Transport Manager/ CPC Holder Service. This service lets the user source directly a Certificate of Professional Competence Holders (CPC Holders). Who are willing to act as the nominated Transport Manager on the Standard Operators’ Licence they are applying for or hold.

Unfortunately, not all CPC Holders acting as nominated Transport Manager for whatever reason. The Standard Operators Licence Holders are not happy with the standard by which CPC Holder performs their duties. As the nominated Transport Manager on their Standard Operators Licence.

Or it could be due to a decision at Public Inquiry & the Standard Operators Licence Holder needs to find a replacement CPC Holder. To act as the nominated Transport Manager even temporarily until a more permanent solution is found.

In either of the above examples, the External Transport Manager/ CPC Holder Service. Oplas Transport Consultancy can offer a solution to their requirements. 

Those CPC Holders contact by the Standard Operator’s Licence Holder will offer their services on a Freelance, Sub-Contract & Self-Employed basis only & via those regulations connected with external transport management, often referred to as 4/50 regulations. They will be considered an External Transport Manager if acting as the nominated Transport Manager when working under the conditions & regulations as reference.

The External Transport Manager/CPC Holder Service works on a database system. Every CPC Holder on the Oplas Transport Consultancy database has confirmed that they are all willing to consider if contacted by a Standard Operators’ Licence Holder. To offer their services to act as a nominated Transport Manager, on a Standard Operator’s Licence & the conditions by which those services would be engaged. Would be on a Freelance, Sub-Contract & Self-Employed basis.

This means that a Standard Operator Licence Holders can contact directly CPC holders, willing to act as the nominated Transport Manager on the Standard Operator’s Licence that they are applying for or currently hold. This is important for several reasons, but the main reason is that the Standard Operator Licence Holder contacting the Certificate of Professional Competence Holder directly. Goes a long way to satisfy the Operator Licence Regulations requirement of having a direct & unfettered link between them. I.e. a contract of employment or a contract of services between the CPC Holder acting as the nominated Transport Manager & the Standard Operators Licence Holder.    

Please Note: Both the Standard Operators Licence Holder, & the CPC Holder, acting as the nominated Transport Manager. Have an equal & shared legal responsibility in making sure that such services offered by the CPC Holder & the use of such services by the Standard Operator Licence Holder. Are compliant with Operator Licence Regulations, connected with the use of external transport management.

If you are looking to engage a CPC Holder’s services via Oplas Transport Consultancy External Transport Manager/CPC Holder Service as part of your Operator Licence application. Or to act as the nominated Transport Manager/ on Standard Operators Licence held. Please contact us via the highlighted link shown.

Oplas Transport Consultancy offers a full Public Inquiry Service for Operators Licence Holders, & Transport Manager CPC Holders called to Public Inquiry. This service includes consultation, public inquiry preparation, & representation.

For more information on this service & you are an Operator’s Licence Holder, please go to our Contact Page.

For more information on this service & you are a Transport Manager CPC Holder, please go to our Contact Page.

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This Website and the information shown on it, has been produced as a basic guide, to show the relationship between a CPC Holder, & the Operator Licence Regime. Therefore, it cannot be considered as formal legal advice.