Roll out of bodycams for DVSA frontline enforcement staff
You may see our staff are starting to wear body worn cameras on roadside checks and site visits.
We are investing in ‘bodycams’ for all frontline enforcement staff to reduce physical and verbal assaults.
The move brings us in line with many other enforcement bodies such as the police who have been using ‘bodycams’ for a number of years in their frontline work.
What is a 'bodycam'?
‘Bodycams’ are small devices slightly larger than a credit card which are usually worn on the chest, and record video and audio much like a personal CCTV device.
Whilst the majority of the people we come into contact with are courteous, we need to be able to protect the public without fear of violence or abuse.
We take a zero-tolerance approach to physical and verbal assaults and the bodycams will act as a deterrent.
They will also enable us to manage, support and respond to any assaults that take place.