Amey is extending its use of risk management services from Applied Driving Techniques (ADT) after seeing dramatic improvements in fleet compliance.
The public service provider has already deployed ADT’s electronic licence monitoring service for 12,000 car and commercial drivers within the UK and Ireland, which has increased compliance by more than 40%. It’s now awarded a three-year contract extension to ADT that will see the two firms work on further solutions to reduce risk and achieve industry best practice.
Designed to cut admin for fleets, the electronic licence monitoring service uses optical character recognition (OCR) technology to ensure licence details are captured quickly and efficiently using a smartphone, significantly speeding up the process and removing the need for computer access.
In addition, a document checking system for approximately 1,000 grey fleet drivers – including proof of insurance, tax and MOT – has increased compliance to over 99%.
Building on this, ADT has now been tasked with developing a centralised training programme which will deliver a structured approach based on targeted requirements.
The licence monitoring service, interfaced directly with the DVLA via ADT’s Riskmapp system, will identify any new endorsements and automatically request the driver completes the appropriate e-training module, enabling Amey to quickly address any issues, reinforcing its commitment to managing occupational road risk.
“Putting people first is one of our core values. We strongly believe that the health, safety and wellbeing of our teams, clients and those around us should be the priority over everything else. As such, we understand the importance of work-related road risk when targeting a reduction in driver injuries and stress across the business as well as the need to work with partners that can help us achieve our safety objectives,” said Julie Davies, group fleet & plant compliance manager at Amey.