Each undertaking operating under a standard operator’s licence must designate as a transport manager at least one person per licence who is of good repute and professionally competent.
This person must exercise continuous and effective control of the transport operations but may be either an employee or a self-employed person providing the service under a contract. The required hours of work will depend on the number of vehicles being operated.
Professional competence can only be demonstrated by passing a specific examination or by holding an alternative certificate issued by an approved body. Continuing professional development is essential to maintaining professional competence.
This topic outlines the vital role that a qualified transport manager plays in a goods or passenger transport operation and how the requirement for professional competence is met.
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