July 2011

Lost Property - if lost property has been found how do I get it back?

Introduction

This policy outlines how we handle items of lost property that are found onboard our vehicles.

The lost property regulations 1978 and the lost property (amendment) regulations 1995 state that property found on a PSV vehicle or on company premises is covered under the theft act of 1968 and is protected under this act to prevent theft by finding.   In other words, the finder must make all attempts to find the rightful owner of the property before he/she can take ownership.

Handing in lost property