Operator Compliance Risk Score (OCRS)

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.

You get scores split into 2 categories, and a combined score.

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 (for example, 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 guidance on the OCRS system explains 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.

You can check your OCRS score, view test histories and roadside check reports online.

Operators outside Great Britain

DVSA has a non-GB OCRS system for operators based outside Great Britain. It’s based on data captured at the roadside - this is because there is no annual test or prosecution data available.