The cooperation of the Road Transport Inspectorate and the National Labour Inspectorate has lasted for almost 17 years. The agreement signed on Thursday, 7 March guarantees that further actions will be taken which have a direct impact on road safety and compliance with the social rights of road transport employees. - I remember signing the first agreement with the Chief Labour Inspector in 2002. We've been working together for so many years; I value this cooperation very much. Today's agreement puts emphasis on controlling drivers' working time. We want to exchange experiences to avoid conflicting interpretations of applicable laws - emphasized Chief Inspector of Road Transport Alvin Gajadhur.
Since 2002, inspectors of the Road Transport Inspection have checked nearly 2 million 902 thousand vehicles, have given over 395 thousand vehicles administrative decisions imposing fines on carriers under the Road Transport Act. The inspectors also imposed nearly 406,000. credentials for drivers from the Road Transport Act. The Road Transport Inspection also carried out approx. 25.2 thousand inspections at the premises of transport companies, during which around 14.3 million drivers' work days were checked. The most frequently reported violations, both during roadside inspections and at enterprises' headquarters, concern non-compliance with regulations regarding driving time, compulsory breaks and rest periods, as well as improper use of recording devices by drivers.
The agreement concluded by the Road Transport Inspection and the National Labour Inspectorate also assumes the exchange of experience and knowledge. - We learned how to control drivers from road transport inspectors. Cooperation between us improves road safety. Everyone wants to travel safely and reach the destination - said Chief Labour Inspector, Wiesław Łyszczek.
The Road Transport Inspection and the National Labour Inspectorate have repeatedly implemented joint training. The workshops were conducted throughout Poland, both at the premises of the Regional Labour Inspectorates and Provincial Inspectorates of Road Transport.
The agreement, signed on March 7, is also aimed at jointly clarifying the doubts regarding the application of the rules on the working time of drivers. This allows you to streamline the control process, but also directly affects compliance with the law. Drivers and transport managers have clarity as to which legal norms apply them. Thanks to The Road Transport Inspection and the National Labour Inspectorate agreement, the parties will be able to take joint actions that will bring the complexities of the law to people or companies having doubts about their use.