Copart Selects PATAM Card Scheme to Support the Roadside Safe Initiative

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Automotive and Logistics Industry Competency and Qualifications Card Scheme

PATAM Group Limited (PATAM), a virtual and physical identity card solution provider, are delighted to announce that Copart have joined the PATAM card scheme. The initial pilot will see Copart’s employees at their Chester Facility issued with a personalised branded virtual and physical identity card that securely stores their credentials.

Copart, a provider of online vehicle auction and remarketing services, are the first company to sign up to PATAM’s card scheme demonstrating investment in the development of their staff and proving competency and compliance in the handling of over 400,000 vehicle movements annually across the UK.

Simon Sheldon-Wilson, Operations Director at Copart comments: “We are committed to ensuring the competence and capability of our drivers in the safe handling of our customer vehicles. The PATAM scheme impressed us as it offers an effective means for drivers to prove their skills and training together with the ability to ensure records are kept up-to-date and readily available whenever they are required. We are proud to be involved in the early stages of the schemes development.”

Gary Tucker, Chief Executive at PATAM, states: “We are delighted to welcome the team at Copart and are working closely with them to deliver a solution that meets the needs of their business. This relationship demonstrates our shared interest in innovation, safety and compliance and I am looking forward to rolling the scheme out nationally over the coming months.”

Qualification criteria that enabled Copart to be deemed as Roadside Safe for the PATAM card scheme

To qualify for the PATAM card scheme the following standards had to be met:

  • Online DriveAWARE training (45-minute CPD, which meets HSE recommended guidelines for compliance of company vehicle drivers)
  • A recognised Government licence check
  • Electric and Hybrid awareness training
  • Industry standard vocational training
  • Full insurance
  • A company Operators Licence (or PAS 43 in the recovery industry)

On meeting these standards employees are recognised as “Roadside Safe” to conduct roles across the industry.

How it works for company and individual schemes

All employees will be provided with a Company / PATAM branded virtual card, which will be made available on issued mobile devices, together with a physical identity card. This enables employees to produce evidence of vocational qualifications and company policies stored on their PATAM App when requested to do so.

Registering employees to the scheme

Registration is a simple process for employees by downloading the Vircarda App. Developed in conjunction with our Technology Partner, Reference Point, the card works in a similar way to the Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS). All qualifications, competency, company policies and insurance information are stored and visible on the Vircarda App and can be checked using the Checarda App.

The Checarda App

The Checarda App securely reads physical and virtual cards and surfaces the information stored. This offers the ability to quickly and easily verify an individual’s credentials. The App will geo-locate where the card was checked as well as date and time stamp – providing a full audit trail to the business.

Discover how the PATAM card scheme can benefit your business

If you work in the automotive or logistics industry, discover how the PATAM scheme will benefit your business.

Call: 01245 942350

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