Techies 2016: Risk Management - eDriving Fleet
23 August 2016
Being able to share best practice and benchmark risk management policies with other fleets can be invaluable for businesse
eDriving Fleet, through an online portal called Virtual Risk Manager, was one of the first companies to offer this service, and to date more than 1400 organisations have used its Fleet Safety Benchmarking tool, that forms part of the firm's Virtual Risk Manager, including BT, Royal Mail, Iron Mountain, Johnson & Johnson and Nestlé.
New companies signing up to the tool are asked a series of questions across a number of key areas including company culture, driver recruitment, road safety policies and journey management.
Key company data like risk assessment, training, incident reporting and telematics is integrated into the online platform for fleets to share and compare how they rank against each other.
The Fleet Safety Benchmarking tool enables employers across the public and private sectors to measure their own at-work road-safety performance and cherry-pick ideas to introduce into their business. These initiatives and the capabilities to benchmark across the industry can benefit all fleets irrespective of fleet size, vehicle type or business sector.
Using the tool also helps make organisations aware of the business and operational benefits of good work-related road-safety management and helps to make the business case for investment into road safety internally with senior board members.
According to the firm, the 12 most active firms in the Fleet Safety Benchmarking tool represent around 170,000 drivers and 80,000 vehicles. Interactive Driving Systems states that these companies have saved more than £11m in direct collision costs by using the tool over three years through claim rate and cost per vehicle reductions.
By using the data inputted, Interactive Driving Systems also offers drivers and managers online coaching and prompts for face-to-face engagement. Drivers deemed 'most at risk' are also encouraged to use the 'plug-and-play' telematics system that monitors behaviours like speeding, sending immediate feedback via audio alerts
Highly commended - Licence Bureau Permit to Drive
The Licence Bureau has launched a new Permit to Drive tool that allows fleets to add risk parameters for each individual employee that drives for business.
Fleet managers can decide which elements of the tool need to be completed by each driver, including the filing of insurance documentation and MOT certificates, completion of e-learning training, and compliance with other fleet safety policies, and only when all the criteria has been met will a permit be issued to the driver. Drivers that have an expired element of the criteria will have their permit revoked and notifications sent to their fleet manager.
Highly commended - The Miles Consultancy Visa to Drive
The Miles Consultancy has had a busy year launching its Visa to Drive service, which ensures that every company car, van or grey fleet driver holds the correct documentation and permissions to drive on business.
This new service, launched in February 2016, is integrated into the firm's current mileage and expense process as an optional extra, and fleets can configure the service to prevent the paying of expenses if drivers do not comply with safety policies. Its suite of services includes DVLA licence, insurance and MOT certificate checking.