It’s been a while since we last spoke about earned recognition on the blog.
So I thought it would be useful to let you know what’s been happening and what we’ve got planned over the next few months.
What earned recognition means
Earned recognition will recognise operators who show high standards of compliance. It will be a voluntary scheme.
We know that roadside checks cost operators time and money. So that’s why we want to make sure that compliant businesses aren’t targeted unnecessarily.
This will make sure that we can focus our resources on the operators who pose the biggest risk to road safety.
Piloting the concept
Over the last year, we’ve been working with IT and audit providers to get us ready to test the concept.
We’ll be running a pilot this spring which will last for around 6 months. It’ll test how the earned recognition concept works. We’ll look at everything, from how you apply, to how we monitor compliance standards.
We’ll announce more information about what you’ll need to do and how to apply soon.
What you can do now
If you have an electronic compliance monitoring system in place already, speak to your IT supplier to see if they’re interested in taking part.
If you think your IT supplier would like to take part, or if you’re an IT supplier and want more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.