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  • Vehicles Duty of Care - "Safe Drivers and Safe Vehicles for ALL Business Use"


LGV (HGV) Class 3 - HGV Class 2 - HGV Class 1

An HGV Driving Licence is essential for anyone who drives professionally for a Company or Organisation Business or themselves as a Sole Trader!

If You Employ or Hire a professional driver you must check they have a current CPC - Certificate of Professional Competence and the right HGV licence for the Vehicle to be driven!

The Heavy Goods Vehicle - HGV Licences are for Professional Drivers hauling Goods and Services for Reward!

HGV Driving means also installed tachographs and speed limiters on each vehicle!

Make sure the Drivers and Vehicles are on your Checklists.

LGV (HGV) Class 3

HGV Ford Transit

C1 C1+E

  • Rigid Vehicle - Not Articulated*
  • Tow a Trailer - Not 5th Wheel Coupling*
  • Tachograph Fitted** - VOSA (HGV Tacho Rules & Regs)
  • Speed Limiter Fitted***

HGV Class 2

HGV Iveco Tanker


  • Rigid Truck - Not Articulated*
  • Tow a trailer - Not 5th Wheel Coupling*
  • Tachograph Fitted** - VOSA (HGV Tacho Rules & Regs)
  • Speed Limiter Fitted***

HGV Class 1

HGV Volvo Articulated Lorry


  • Articulated Lorry - "Artic"
  • Artic with 5th Wheel Coupling - Various Trailer Combinations
  • Tachograph Fitted** - VOSA (HGV Tacho Rules & Regs)
  • Speed Limiter Fitted***

Any Driver on the Business of a Company or Organisation in any form from - the School teacher taking little Nikki home with a cut finger - the church warden taking the Alter Cloth to the dry cleaners - to the heavy goods vehicle on its way with 20 tonnes of white goods - All are Owed a Duty of Care by you as VDOC Manager!

This means all must have "Business Insurance" of one type or another for all vehicles used on any business of that company or organisation. You must also include them on your Vehicle Driver Checklist!

If you haven't done already, take a good look at our Vehicles Duty of Care 10 point policy and consider putting it into your company structure before the incident you never thought would happen - happens!

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