A Compliance Audit consists of a site visit where the audit will take place and always includes any necessary advice on compliance and best practice. After the visit you will receive:
A Full Report - approximately 30 page reports outlining all items of compliance, best practice and any recommendations for both Maintenance and Drivers Hours. These are in considerable detail with information that enables an operator to better understand the results, what each part of the audit refers to and includes charts to easily visualise the information collected.
A Summary Report - a shortened version of the full report for quick reference.
A To-Do List - A list of items that need to be done that can be "ticked off" when completed.
A Comparison Report - if a previous audit has been carried out by us then the previous results will be compared to the previous audit. This can quickly demonstrate improvements over a time period, especially to a Traffic Commissioner.
Templates - Any templates for declarations etc. that may be required will be provided.
Types of Audit
Audits can vary in type, size and cost depending on your requirements. A basic audit can assess your systems and procedures for internal quality monitoring purposes and ensuring you meet the requirements whilst an in depth audit can be used at a Public Inquiry.
A transport audit ultimately concerns operating safely but with good management, it can help identify areas that can not only improve safety, but can make an operation more cost effective.
Regular audits and comparison reports can show improvements over a period of time or demonstrate consistent compliance.
The Traffic Commissioner's have guidelines on what compliance audits should consist of. The two main areas are:
These are often asked to be carried out together but can also be completed separately. Other areas covered within these audits are O Licencing, Working Time Directive, Licensing, Driver CPC etc.