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Free Back to Work App offer extended until March 2021

A free download offer for an app designed to handle the risk management for returning drivers has  been extended to March 2021.

Peter Golding, managing director of FleetCheck

FleetCheck’s Back-to-Work App was first introduced in June and since been adopted by more than 150 fleets.

Given the Government’s decision to extend furloughing arrangements until the end of March, managing director Peter Golding said that it seemed right to lengthen the free availability of the app to match.

“Furloughing creates some quite specific issues when it comes to risk management and the design brief for the app was to create a simple but effective means of handling these issues.”

Based on the company’s Vehicle Inspection App, the Back-to-Work App covers areas such as driver health and fitness, with special attention paid to coronavirus symptoms, and the condition of the vehicle.

“The app bridges an area of risk management for which there is no obvious solution – what to do about vehicles and drivers that have been outside of normal fleet operations for an extended period of time,” outlined Golding.

“We’ve had excellent feedback from the fleets that have adopted it, who recognise the need for thorough, auditable procedures in this area. What we are providing is something that will work off-the-shelf for the vast majority.”

The app is part of FleetCheck’s work to deliver a range of useful products and services to help businesses through the pandemic; the firm has said that strong partnerships had been created as a result.

“In addition to the app, we’ve held webinars, written guides, and generally given a lot of free consultancy advice and attempted to go the extra mile. Our attitude has been a human one – that we’re all in this together and we should help where we can.

“It’s an approach that is not designed to directly benefit our bottom line but we believe it has helped us to build deeper relationships with existing customers and create new relationships with many different organisations,” finished Golding.

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.

Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news.

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