How low is your OCRS score?

Operator Compliance Risk Score (OCRS)

If you’re a vehicle operator, your drivers might be stopped at the roadside by the police or the DVSA for vehicle inspections.

DVSA use the Operator Compliance Risk Score (OCRS) system to decide which vehicles should be inspected. OCRS is used to calculate the risk of an operator not following the rules on roadworthiness (the condition of its vehicles) and traffic, eg drivers’ hours, weighing checks.

It’s more likely that your vehicles will be inspected if your OCRS is high.

How the system works

The Operator Compliance Risk Score (OCRS) system is based on data collected by DVSA over a 3-year rolling period.

Data is taken from annual tests, roadside inspections and inspections at operators’ premises.

Scoring is split into 2 areas:

Category Where the data comes from
Roadworthiness Vehicle tests (first tests, subsequent annual tests); ‘vehicle encounters’ (fleet check inspections at operator premises, roadside inspections)
Traffic Roadside inspections and prosecutions (eg for drivers’ hours and tachograph offences, weighing checks)

As an operator you get points when a test or inspection finds a defect or infringement of the rules. The more serious the defect or infringement, the more points.

You’ll be given a score, which will be shown as R (red – highest risk), A (amber – medium risk) or G (green – lowest risk).

The OCRS guidance notes explain how the scores are worked out.

You might have no score if DVSA doesn’t have any data for you from the past 3 years.

Read more online at DVSA