The Operator Compliance Risk Score (OCRS) is a system used by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to assess the risk of a vehicle operator not following the rules on roadworthiness and traffic. The OCRS is calculated based on a number of factors, It takes into account various elements, including vehicle maintenance, driver conduct, and adherence to safety regulations.
There are five OCRS bands: blue, green, amber, red and grey. Operators with a green OCRS are considered to be of low risk, while those with a red OCRS are considered to be of high risk. Operators with an amber OCRS are considered to be of medium risk.
Blue DVSA earned recognition operator
Green Low-risk operator
Amber Medium-risk operator
Red High-risk operator
Grey Unknown operator
For exact calculations on how the OCRS is generated please visit the DVSA website
How an OCRS can impact an operator's business?
Having a green OCRS can be beneficial for businesses in a number of ways. Firstly, it means that operators are less likely to be inspected by the DVSA. Secondly, it can help to improve the image of the business and attract new customers. Thirdly, it can help to reduce insurance premiums.On the other hand, having a red or amber OCRS can be detrimental to businesses. Operators with a red OCRS are more likely to be inspected by the DVSA, and they may face fines or other penalties. Additionally, businesses with a red or amber OCRS may have difficulty obtaining insurance or end up with extortionate insurance premiums.
How to Improve OCRS?
To improve their OCRS and strive for Green status, operators can take the following steps:
Develop a Comprehensive Compliance Plan: Create a detailed plan outlining specific compliance goals, timelines, and responsibilities. This plan should address areas such as driver training, vehicle maintenance, record-keeping, and regulatory updates.
Implement Robust Monitoring Systems: Regularly monitor key compliance metrics, such as driver hours, vehicle maintenance records, and incident reporting. Leverage technology solutions, such as fleet management software, to streamline data collection and analysis.
Invest in Training and Education: Provide comprehensive training programs for drivers and staff, ensuring they are well-versed in regulatory requirements, safe driving practices, and maintenance protocols.
Engage External Compliance Consultants: Collaborate with experienced compliance consultants like the Fleet Transport Consultants (FTC) to conduct audits, identify areas for improvement, and receive expert guidance tailored to your business needs. This gives your business real confidence as your compliance is confirmed by a third party.
accessing your ocrs online
4 simples steps to access OCRS
Since the DVSA moved the OCRS from the old standalone platform to integrating it to the Vehicle Operator Licence Services (VOL), we've had numerous enquiries on getting this information. In essence the DVSA have done an excellent job by integrating it as part of the VOL, making everything that is relatyed to an operatotr licence in one place. Below are the 4 simple steps to access this information for your licence.
Click on Your DVSA Operator Reports, its located in the grey box on the left
Select the radio button, View your current OCRS
View your business's Roadworthiness and Traffic Scores
How to access you OCRS
(Operator Compliance Risk Score)
How the FTC can Help?
The Fleet Transport Consultants (FTC) are a leading provider of compliance and consultancy services for vehicle operators. We have a wealth of experience helping businesses improve their OCRS, and we can provide you with the support you need to achieve your compliance goals.
Our services include:
Vehicle inspection and defect reporting
Driver training and compliance auditing
DVSA enforcement representation
OCRS improvement planning and implementation
We understand that every business is different, and we tailor our services to meet your specific needs. We are committed to helping you achieve your compliance goals, and we will work with you every step of the way.