How Does Oplas CPC Holder Finder Service Work?

The Way in which Oplas Transport Consultancy CPC Holder Finder Service works. Is based on three key principles, which are shown below.

CPC Holder Finder Service: First Principle

The Current Rules & Regulations in regards to the relationship between the Certificate of Professional Competence Holder acting as the nominated Transport Manager & the Standard Operator’s Licence Holder. State that there must be a direct & unfettered link between the nominated Transport Manager CPC Holder, & the holder of the Standard Operator Licence, that they are both named on.

Oplas Transport Consultancy CPC Holder Service gives the ability of an Operator Licence applicant or holder to contact directly the CPC Holder. Giving both parties the ability if they wish, to come to an agreement. For the CPC Certificate Holder to act as the nominated Transport Manager, on the holder’s Operator Licence, or application.

By Using Oplas Transport Consultancy CPC Holder Finder Service. Helps to create the required direct & unfettered link between the nominated Transport Manager CPC Holder & the holder of the Standard Operator Licence. That they both may wish to be named on.

Both the CPC Holder willing to be the Transport Manager & the Operator’s Licence Holder, will still need to have a formal written agreement between them, i.e. a Contract of Services. If the CPC holder is to be the nominated Transport Manager, under External Transport Manager conditions.

CPC Holder Finder Service: Second Principle

Any holder of a Certificate of Professional Competence undertaking the role of the nominated Transport Manager. Is placing both their formally recognised professional competence, & their “Good Repute” at risk. That risk could be of a low level, but there is still risk. Plus, when a CPC Holder is a nominated Transport Manager on an Operator’s Licence, whether as an Internal (PAYE) Transport Manager or External Transport Manager, & even in the most compliant of environments can be a high-pressured one, were the position carries many responsibilities.

Therefore, it is right for the CPC Holder who is willing to act as a nominated Transport Manager, should be the one. To directly undertake any discussions with an Operators’ Licence Holder, looking to use their skills & services as a nominated Transport Manager. So, the terms & conditions that they need & are happy with, are in place. Before taking on those risks & responsibilities, along with the pressures as mentioned.

Finally, everybody should be able to agree the best person to represent their interests, whether as a Certificate of Professional Competence Holder, or an Operator Licence Applicant or Holder is themselves. Therefore, negotiating your own terms & conditions directly with the other party, is the best way.

CPC Holder Finder Service: Third Principle

From the Operators Licence Holder view there are also considerations when looking at the possibility of using External Transport Management. There is the commercial consideration which the main one is cost. Well as mentioned above there is nobody better & more cost effective in negotiating for your business & to get the most cost effective & best deal than the business owner. So, why should be sourcing the skills & services of an External Transport Manager, be any different.

Commercial considerations are important, but perhaps the most important one for any Standard Operator’s Licence Holder, but also the CPC Holder considering whether to act as the nominated Transport Manager, is the one of trust.

When any Standard Operators’ Licence is granted. Part of the process is the agreeing by both the Operator Licence Holder, & the nominated transport manager / CPC Holder to maintain the undertakings by which the Standard Operators Licence is granted under. These undertakings are legally binding to both the Operator Licence Holder & the CPC Certificate Holder acting as the nominated Transport Manager, in equal measure. Both parties as mentioned confirm this by the signing of official documentation, as part of the application process. The application process is now an online process so the signatures are those of a digital nature.

Therefore, as a CPC Holder willing to be a nominated Transport Manager, or as an Operator’s Licence Holder. Both are asking a party to share a legal responsibility; Were both can be held responsible for the others actions. It is only sensible to make sure you can trust that individual.

So, the principle of being directly involved as much as possible. With the sourcing of a Certificate of Professional Competence Holder, to act as the nominated Transport Manager on the Operator Licence. Held by the business which as the owner of director off & the required trust required by both parties, would only seem sensible.

By making direct contact from the start, most likely by phone, the Operator Licence Holder can talk to the CPC Holder, & get a feel for them. Asking questions, the Operator’s Licence Holder feels are important. Then if Operators Licence Holder gets the right answers, any meeting organize will be based on those questions asked by the Operator Licence Holder & if they feel they have been given the right answers.

So, at any meeting the Operators Licence Holder, can meet the CPC Holder & look them in the eye, & ask more questions. From which they can make a judgement on whether, the required trust between an Operator Licence Holder & the nominated Transport Manager, is going to be between them. The same can be said for the CPC Holder, looking from the opposite side, but the answers & questions are basically the same.

CPC Holder Finder Service: How it Works a Summary

Stage 1: Interested Parties looking for the services of a CPC Holder to act as the nominated Transport manager under External Transport Manager conditions. Will give the following information to Oplas Transport Consultancy,

  • Their contact details of the current or proposed operator licence holder
  • If they are a current operator licence holder, (If so, they will be asked for their operator licence reference number as part of the request for their information), or applying for an operator’s licence for the first time.
  • The location in which their current or proposed operating centre will be located
  • Number of vehicles they wish the external CPC Holder / Transport Manager to be responsible for
  • Have they ever had action taken against them, or are they in the process of facing regulatory action by DVSA (Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency) or The Office of the Traffic Commissioner

Stage 2: Once the above details have been given, Oplas Transport Consultancy custom website will search the CPC Holder database for those who match the requirements of the current regulations and guidance, and a contact list of CPC Holders will be created for them. Once a fee is paid, the contact list will be made available to the enquiring party. Who may then contact those CPC holders on the list  

Please see below the information which will make up any contact details, for the CPC holders willing to offer their skills & services, to you. Upon agreement of terms & conditions for their engagement to act as the nominated Transport Manger on a Standard Operator’s Licence, of the enquiring party. Which they either are applying for or hold & would be working under External Transport Manager conditions.

  • A first name initial only
  • The full surname
  • At least on contact phone number
  • At least one contact email address

PLEASE NOTE: NO RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS INFORMATION WILL BE PART OF ANY CONTACT LIST PURCHASED USING OPLAS TRANSPORT CONSULTANCY, CPC HOLDER FINDER SERVICE

Stage 3: Once the contact list has been purchased, it is for the enquiring party looking to use the services of a CPC holder to act as a nominated Transport Manager, to contact those CPC Holders from the contact list. To enquiry if they are willing to offer their skills & services, as a CPC Holder to act as the Nominated Transport Manager, on the Standard Operator Licence they hold, or are applying for.

Thank you for considering using Oplas Transport Consultancy, CPC Holder Finder Service. If you are either the holder, or are thinking of applying to become a holder of a standard operator’s licence. Along with looking at the possibility of using a Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) holder, & they are to be engaged to act as the nominated Transport Manager, possible under External Transport Manager conditions. Then we ask that you read the advisory compliance statements below.

CPC Holder: Use of Oplas CPC Holder Finder Service Advisory Statements   

  • The CPC Holder is under no obligation to offer their skills & services if contacted, and the enquiring party is under no obligation to use the services of any CPC Holder whose contact details are shown on the list, or may have been contacted.

  • The Standard Operators Licence applicant/holder is under no obligation to use the skills & services of any CPC Holders, whose contact details are shown on the list. That they have acquired from Oplas Transport Consultancy & who they may or may not have contacted
  • The CPC Holder & Standard Operators Licence Holder both have an equal legal responsibility for the Standard Operators’ Licence that either are named, or nominated on.

  • It is not sufficient that the CPC Holder acting as the nominated Transport Manager. Is a faceless name on the Standard Operator’s Licence that they are named on.

  • The Standard Operators Licence Holder should not believe, that compliance to the Operator Licensing Regime, or standard of compliance of the Standard Operators’ Licence. Is the sole responsibility of the CPC Holder acting as the nominated Transport Manager.

  • It’s crucial that the CPC Holder acting as the nominated Transport Manager & the Standard Operator’s Licence Holder are active & present, members of a team. Making sure that the Standard Operators Licence they are named on, meets the required standards of compliance required by the enforcement & regulatory bodies.

  • That both the CPC Holder acting as the nominated Transport Manager & the Standard Operator’s Licence Holder understand. The responsibility for compliance is a dual & equal one, that as the named parties on the Standard Operators Licence, applies to them.  

CPC Holder: How can Oplas Transport Consultancy Help?

The highlighted links below, will direct you to information on matters surrounding External Transport Management work, & other areas of road transport regulatory compliance.

You are an Operator Licence applicant/holder looking to Find a CPC Holder. To act as the nominated Transport Manager on the current Operators Licence you hold, or are applying for & wish to engage them. Under External Transport Manager conditions.

You are a CPC holder willing to undertake External Transport Management work, & wish to add your contact details to Oplas Transport Consultancy Database of CPC Holders. So that you can be contacted directly by those wishing to engage your skills & services as a Certificate of Professional Competence Holder.

If there are any other questions on road transport compliance, which you feel need answering. Then please use the highlighted link shown to Contact Oplas Transport Consultancy, & we will contact you back as quickly as possible.

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This Guide Has Been Produced, as a Basic Definition of the Term CPC Holder, in Relation to the Operator Licence Regime & Therefore Cannot Be Considered as Formal Legal Advice