What is your Operator Compliance Risk Score

Introduction

OCRS is a risk-based mechanism used to calculate the likelihood of an operator being non-compliant. OCRS is not an operator rating system. The objective of OCRS is to reduce the burden on the compliant operators and to direct VOSA's limited resources more effectively and efficiently.

OCRS is used at the roadside by VOSA examiners to identify which vehicles should be inspected.

Your OCRS score

OCRS is separated into two categories: roadworthiness - which is concerned with the condition of a vehicle and includes vehicle tests and vehicle encounters; and traffic enforcement - which is mainly concerned with drivers' hours and weighing checks and includes the outcome of roadside inspections and prosecutions by VOSA Prosecution & Legal Services.

VOSA data for the last 3 years is used and points are attributed when a vehicle test or an enforcement event results in a defect or infringement being identified. The more serious the defect or infringement, the greater the number of points that are allocated. The number of points are then divided by the number of events to give the operator a base score. This score is then allocated a risk band based on how high the score is.

The scores are shown as R (red), A (amber), G (green) or blank for those operators who do not have an OCRS score (i.e. where VOSA has had no encounters with an operator in the last 3 years).

For more information on OCRS see the Operator Compliance Risk Score FAQs for Operators: Operator Compliance Risk Score FAQs for Operators.