Posted: August 2021
As a multiple award-winning company known for its customer service, we pride ourselves on excellent relationships with fleet managers across the globe.
Our innovative safety systems have helped keep thousands of drivers and their vehicles secure on the roads and at depots. As technology moves apace, we are continually developing our products to ensure even greater levels of safety and, in turn, cost efficiencies for our clients.
However, we appreciate that at times it can be challenging to research the many different safety systems available on the market today. Brexit and the pandemic have put fleet managers under pressure like never before, and the immediate issues of driver shortages and EU paperwork are a huge drain on managers’ time.
Tempting as it may be to put vehicle security upgrades on the back burner, research has shown that greater investment in safety results in long-term cost efficiencies, not to mention improved wellbeing for drivers.
According to the Health and Safety Executive, every year 70 people are killed and 2,000 seriously injured in accidents involving vehicles in and around workplaces. A significant number of these occur during deliveries and collections. The HSE advises that unless effective precautions are taken, people are at risk from:
Aside from the ongoing driver shortage and additional EU documentation, fleet managers face a tricky year ahead. We’ve identified four key challenges:
Each one of these four issues can be effectively tackled with on-board camera and recording systems. Brigade’s latest devices are highly sophisticated in terms of the technology, yet simple to fit and to use.
Any incidents are captured instantly, and can be used in the event of accidents, theft, vandalism or fraudulent claims. In addition, driver behaviour can be closely monitored, ensuring safety and wellbeing not just for the driver, but for fellow road users.
When coupled with Bridge, our 4G cloud service, fleet managers can even monitor performance in real-time, remotely. Live-streamed footage can be downloaded without ever having to access a vehicle, offering immediate resource-savings.
Interested in the benefits that cameras and recording systems can bring, but not sure where to start? We’ve produced a downloadable guide to help save precious research time. The guide includes real-world scenarios from our clients Wren Kitchens and Coca-Cola, and details research results on the cost savings that the latest technology can offer.
We hope that the new guide will help to make these difficult times a fraction less challenging. But the guide is just a start. If you’d like further information about Brigade and our award-winning safety products, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.