The borough has departed to deal with the issue by having their training providers receive “council official approval.” An increasing number of taxi drivers offer false qualifications to drive on Merseyside roads. It is punishable to provide fake training certificate.
That’s the news of a report by the Sefton Council, which has revealed that authorities have seen “an increase in the presentation of fake certificates.” Probable drivers are said to provide a false VRQ rating of “level 2 introduction of professional taxi driver and private driver roles ” showing how the driver was trained to meet industry standards. Every taxi driver must also offer a certificate, DBS confirmation, and DVLA and knowledge tests.
Sefton Council Report: The Sefton Council is now accepting VRQ ratings from all training providers, but the report shows that it is “aware of Northwest training providers who provide incorrect certificates.”The report also relegate to a BBC study issued on November 4, 2019, which found that a London minicab driver had been criminally working after obtaining a training certificate.
To deal with the issue, municipalities are proposing to accept only certificates from training providers that have “certified status” approved by the council. If approved at the January 6 meeting, the training provider may also conduct a knowledge test as part of the program.
The report also added: “The official approval center will remain under inspection of the Board to certify standards are maintained and proper sanctions are developed for organizations that may be below prospects.”All accredited training providers need to have sufficient written assurance that they have the funds to provide the VRQ. “At this time, it is recognized that drivers may have to wait weeks for a Council information test.”As part of the certification process, it has been proposed to reduce this delay as certified training providers can take tests as part of the training program.
“This is subject to regular audits and controls by Council officials.” The report also said that local customers were expecting high standards for taxi drivers, as customers have been authorized by the Commission. Local authorities have said, “It is very important that an approved training provider can provide training at a high satisfactory level.
Types of detail needed: Full details of the association, including details of all directors, company officers, associations, and all others involved in running the association. Details of the people employed by the organization associated with the company’s directors / seniors
- Details of bankruptcy proceedings
- Details of criminal conviction for senior company officers and training providers
- Details of partnering with other companies
- Qualification details and DBS verification for personnel providing training
- Details of accreditation body (such as OFSTED) and accreditation
- Plan to guarantee a certain quality of training provided.
- Details of the complaint procedure
- Financial details and accounts
- Company / Individual VAT Status / Registration Claim or Litigation Details
- ICO registration
- Employer liability insurance
- Liability insurance
- Equality policy
- Safety and health policy
- Protection policy
- Training results for the last three years
- Test procedure for knowledge test
This scheme will be introduced in March / April, if approved at the January 6 Booth City Council Regulation and Licensing Committee meeting.