As a PSV operator, you must report any incident involving a public service vehicle (PSV) if there are fatalities, serious injuries or serious damage.
Collecting critical information at the scene is very important and will be used on either from PSV112 or ER112 if your on the Earned Recognition shceme.
Fortunately, CheckedSafe can help you in the aftermath of an incident. CheckedSafe users are familiar with digital reporting as they carry out daily inspection checks every day so the layout is instantly recognisable and does not add to an already stressful situation.
Our Incident/Accident reporting App, lets a driver record all crucial information at the scene of the incident whilst the CheckedSafe CMS stores the initial report, records any further notes which will be used in the accident management process, both of which are tamper proof and offer indisputable information.
Notifications under section 20 of the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981
The holder of a PSV operator’s licence is required to notify the DVSA of any failure of or damage to any PSV owned by them, which may affect the safety of passengers or of persons using the road. A report should be submitted in the event of any of the following occurring:
By law, you must report:
- serious injuries (such as broken bones, damage to major organs or overnight hospitalisation)
- allegations of a safety defect
- serious damage as a result of the incident (such as major body or mechanical component damage, which needs specialist recovery and the vehicle being taken out of service to be repaired)
- a safety critical component failure or history of the same component failing
- a vehicle catching fire
You must also send a report if the police tell you to.
The report should be submitted as soon as is practicable, using the form PSV 112 or ER112 if you are on the Earned Recognition Scheme. The vehicle must not be repaired or used on the public highway until the staff at the local area office have contacted the operator.
Darran Harris Solicitor & Director of CheckedSafe says
” This bulletin is an update of the already established position for PSV operators reporting accidents to the Traffic Commissioner. Many operators are still unaware of their obligations to do so.
By using the CheckedSafe Accident Bump card which is included FREE to subscribers of our system and encouraging drivers to report ALL accidents, within the first 10-15 minutes of an accident the operator will have most if not all of the details of ANY accident, own fault or T/P fault, meaning they can report to whoever they need to do so quickly and easily.
This enables operators to satisfy their O-Licence obligations and report claims to their insurers quickly so as to keep the costs of the claim down. This will help when it comes to renewal. By far one of the biggest gripes of operators and insurers is drivers either not reporting claims or not reporting them quick enough. By using CheckedSafe everyone benefits”.
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If you’re a DVSA earned recognition operator, you have to use a form ER112 (on the right) to report collisions or incidents instead.
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