Health & Safety at Work

Work Health and Safety Act 2011

The Work Health and Safety Act 2011 extends the scope of business liability for driver welfare and is relevant to all industries. A fleet-managed vehicle is considered a ‘workplace.’ A duty of care is imposed on businesses and fleet managers to ensure the health and safety of drivers as employees within this ‘workplace.’ 

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Work, Health and Safety Act 2011

The Work, Health & Safety legislation requires employers and managers to:

  • Provide and maintain safe systems of work
  • Provide the information, training, instruction and supervision necessary to protect employees from risks to their health and safety 
  • Monitor workplace conditions to prevent injury to employees. 

You can take control of safety with Teletrac Navman DIRECTOR. Just because people leave the building, does not mean they should leave your sight. GPS fleet management technology ensures you stay in touch with everything that’s happening when your personnel hit the road. It will help you implement and monitor policies around mobile workforce safety, track employee behaviour and vehicle conditions in real time, and take proactive measures to remedy any risks or hazards.

Know the location of your employees

For businesses with a mobile workforce, ‘monitoring workplace conditions’ means being able to track the safety conditions and status of vehicles and drivers at all times. Teletrac Navman DIRECTOR lets you locate an employee in his/her vehicle to within four metres. This means you can track drivers and vehicles wherever they go. Even where network coverage is poor, managers can still track an employee’s last recorded vehicle location - something reliance on mobile phones alone cannot provide. 

Provide safe vehicles

You must ensure your vehicles are well maintained and fit for purpose. Teletrac Navman DIRECTOR enables businesses to set up flags and automatic alerts when vehicles and equipment are due for maintenance, based on dates, performance or engine hours. These alerts can be set up in advance to ensure fleet managers have the time to call-in the vehicle or equipment for scheduled maintenance.

Reduce speeding

Fleet management technologies enable businesses to monitor and remedy any potentially unacceptable behaviour, such as speeding. These solutions also allow businesses to build ongoing records around driver compliance to health and safety policies. Businesses can then track and manage performance using objective statistics around specific driving behaviour when addressing such issues with employees.

Prevent driver fatigue

It is recognised that working long hours and night shifts can leave drivers tired, increasing the risk of being involved in incidents whilst on the road. Employers have a proactive duty to manage driver journeys and ensure they have sufficient rest to prevent driver fatigue. DIRECTOR enables you to monitor the entire workday for an individual driver including time spent driving, loading and stationary. Teletrac Navman ‘s Electronic Work Diary (EWD) solution, Sentinel, automates fatigue information in real-time allowing the driver to concentrate on their task at hand and not have to manually calculate work and rest hours.

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