Public Inquiry Preparation

Nobody’s business is perfectly compliant and there are some things that happen which are less than welcome, one of those could include a visit or a vehicle getting stopped by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). You feel confident that you have all the correct systems and procedures in place, your drivers have completed their driver walk around checks and you have been operating for years’. But what if mechanical defects are found, there are drivers’ hours infringements and so on?

Before you know it, you are facing worst case scenario… you are called to a Public Inquiry by the Traffic Commissioner.

This unwelcome turn of events can be incredibly daunting and can come as a huge concern to the future of your business. It’s easy to bury your head in the sand, but acting quickly, decisively, knowing what to do and who to turn too, is key.

We can help you

Ridgeway Training, in conjunction with AMD Solicitors, have been supporting and protecting the licences of operators at Public Inquiries in the south east for over 25 years, ensuring they not only retain their O-licence but have the necessary systems and procedures in place. Providing the confidence in their compliance and the tools to fully comply with their O-licence undertakings.

  • One to one consultative support and guidance
  • Assistance in rectifying non-compliance and incorporating robust systems
  • Comprehensive step by step plan to ensure you are fully prepared for the Public Inquiry
  • Providing a compelling and incontrovertible case
  • Full representation for O-licence holders, Transport Managers and Drivers

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For more information contact us today on 01293 535850 or drop us an email on

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    Danny Betts

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