The company’s new Duty of Care module is the industry’s first telematics-enabled offering, and will provide sales, LCV and HGV fleet operators with the ability to conduct and manage their ongoing driver and vehicle risk assessments, and generate detailed management reports so companies can work continuously to reduce their fleet risks. The new solution’s powerful reporting capabilities will enable organisations to manage their requirements under the latest Working Time Directive legislation that came into force on 4th April 2005. Working Time Directive support will also allow companies to monitor individual working patterns and ensure legislative compliance, and will also provide an analysis of working conditions to make certain that health and safety parameters are achieved.
Reports from the Health & Safety Executive indicate that
company car drivers and people who drive high annual mileages for work are up to 50
per cent more likely to be involved in an accident than private motorists. Each
week, according to RoSPA, 20 people are killed and 250 seriously injured in
crashes involving someone who is driving, riding, or otherwise using the road
for work purposes. Cybit’s Duty of Care module will help companies to implement
and enforce work-related road safety policies, and ensure that they proactively
manage the risks associated with all their staff on work journeys –
irrespective of whether they are full-time, temporary or are driving their own
vehicles on company business.
people who drive high annual mileages for work are up to 50 per cent more likely to be involved in an accident than private motorists. Each week, according to RoSPA, 20 people are killed and 250 seriously injured in crashes involving someone who is driving, riding, or otherwise using the road for work purposes. Cybit’s Duty of Care module will help companies to implement and enforce work-related road safety policies, and ensure that they proactively manage the risks associated with all their staff on work journeys – irrespective of whether they are full-time, temporary or are driving their own vehicles on company business.
“With the forthcoming Corporate Manslaughter Bill set to arrive during the next 18 months, we’re expecting Duty of Care to quickly become a main board issue – particularly as it’s the directors on those boards who will soon be liable for prosecution should their business not take reasonable care for the safety of their employees,” commented Cybit’s CEO Richard Horsman. “By offering a telematics-enabled Duty of Care module we can provide organisations with the core driver and vehicle data they need to manage their risk effectively, and we can also support companies with a specialist consultancy service to help them develop and implement their own Duty of Care policies and procedures.
“It’s clear that there’s an increased Government focus on road usage, road safety and the implications of unacceptable driving practices. Telematics makes an ideal platform for organisations looking for a technology-based solution that can help with Duty of Care compliance. As the acknowledged leader in the field of telematics-enabled fleet and asset management solutions, Cybit is ideally placed to act as a risk management technology partner, providing businesses with the key information and exception reports they need to ensure Duty of Care compliance for their fleet operations,” he continued.
Cybit’s new Driver ID solution gives Fleetstar-Online users
the ability to automatically identify who is driving any fleet vehicle at any
time, and also provides complete control over exactly which drivers are
permitted to drive which vehicles within a fleet. The Driver ID solution is
particularly applicable for fleets with drivers who work multiple or staggered
shifts, companies that use agencies to provide driver cover, for substitute
drivers, or for those fleets whose drivers simply select a van or car from the
yard. A driver’s identification can be confirmed through either a personal PIN
code, a smartcard or by using a
In-depth reporting to support Duty of Care
Cybit’s Duty of Care module provides organisations with a broad range of reports, including:
Because updating a fleet’s vehicle service records or driver training records can be an extensive task, Cybit has also incorporated a Fleetstar-Online interface to allow third party organisations such as service centres or training centres to login to the system and update vehicle service or training records as part of their service agreement.
Cybit is a leading Internet-based Telematics Service Provider (TSP) and supplier of fleet and asset management solutions to the business-to-business sector. Cybit’s solutions portfolio includes vehicle tracking and management, lone worker support and car pool management. Hundreds of companies across a wide range of industries already use Cybit’s online solutions to improve the management and control of their fixed and mobile assets. Additional information is available at www.cybit.co.uk
Contact information: Andy Gray
IBA - PR for Cybit
Tel: 01780 721 433
Marketing Manager, Cybit
Tel: 01480 389100
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