If you have a business that relies on vehicles you will be aware that safety and driver training are necessary. The Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act) says that just because one of your workers has left the worksite or office and is on the road doesn’t mean you’re not still answerable for them.
It goes without saying that, in this game, if one of your drivers is indoors, they’re not on the job. What you need to be mindful of is that GPS location tracking will make their on-the-road conditions safer and should the worst happen, you will be protected.
Oversee employee behaviour and car conditions
Being aware how your staff is using motor vehicles will open up opportunities for any much needed tweaks should they be using them recklessly. You now have a far higher chance of halting an accident before it occurs. Covering a range of events such as speeding to dangerous locations or anything wrong with the vehicle like poor braking or flat tyres, you’ll soon know about and can offer the right training/advice to get things fixed.
You’ll be able to get repairs done before they become a hassle or an issue.
For when you need more than phones
While we all would love for it not to be the case, fact is that accidents do occur and in an emergency, every second matters.
With the help of GPS location tracking, you can oversee your drivers to within four metres. That means if they have collision in a spot with less than average network coverage and the driver cannot make contact, fleet managers will have a clear idea of where they are, to tell emergency services at once.
Keep ahead of your drivers
While your drivers are doing their job, your fleet manager can look out for any possible obstacles en route to their next assignment and let workers on the road know, through two-way instant messaging, to avoid any unnecessary mishaps.
You can never put a dollar value on safety; GPS location tracking is there to guard against potential situations and help your operation to continue as safely and as smoothly as possible.
To find out more about how GPS location tracking can optimise the safety of your employees, download this free eBook here or speak with a GPS location tracking specialist here.