The BVRLA has written on behalf of the rental sector to the Chief Coroner of the London Bridge and Borough Market inquest, following the terrorist attack where rental vehicles were used as weapons.
In its letter the association explained how it had been working with members, the Department for Transport (DfT) and law enforcement to review what processes are in place to help prevent such an incident.
In a report published after the inquest, the Chief Coroner suggested that the Department for Transport’s Rental Vehicle Security Scheme (RVSS) should be mandatory. In its response, the BVRLA highlights the fact that it has been recognised as the approved partner to monitor and assess compliance with the scheme as of 1 January 2020.
As a result, the BVRLA has made RVSS compliance a mandatory requirement for its members through the association’s Code of Conduct, which is a condition of membership. Adherence to the Code is monitored via a robust governance regime where members are subject to on-site inspections and desktop audits.