Fleet tracking and dashcam specialist ProVision has launched a new app said to combine all key fleet risk management, safety and compliance needs into a single powerful platform.
Dubbed ProVision Go and aimed at fleets of all sizes, the app brings a comprehensive solution to fleets using the company’s ProVision hardware and CameraMatics platform and covers compliance and risk data, safety and accident reports and vehicle tracking and telematics data. The launch of the app enables ProVision customers to easily link compliance data with the onboard footage and vehicle data to provide a comprehensive package of data for First Notification of Loss.
However, the solution is also open to businesses that do not own any ProVision hardware and gives them access to the fleet compliance, checks and accident reporting features for a monthly per-vehicle fee. A study carried out earlier this year by ProVision saw 17% of respondents admit they do not carry out walkaround checks at all, while 63% perform paper-based walkaround checks. Meanwhile 15% of respondents admitted to not having any accident reporting process, and 64% reported accidents on paper.
“Compliance plays such a crucial role in the transport and logistics world today. It’s astonishing to see that so many fleets simply do not carry out the necessary safety checks and accident reporting procedures. We were also surprised by the high percentage of respondents who still rely on paper-based methods. These two groups highlight why we developed this crucial app and the need for it,” said Mervyn O’Callaghan, managing director at ProVision CameraMatics.
ProVision Go provides two modes of operation. The first is the Driver Mode, which allows drivers to store their compliance data, such as CPC dates and driving licence info, and log accident reports and safety checks, including vehicle walkaround checks. In Fleet Manager Mode, the app provides access to all vehicle and driver compliance data, safety and accident reports, and vehicle tracking and telematics data.
The app can play a crucial role in safety checks management. With ProVision Go’s Checklist Manager, fleet managers can create bespoke checklists for any vehicle type and allows specific lists to be created for compliance with FORS, CLOCS and similar organisations. Drivers and staff can then complete these checks on their phones with ease, and similarly fleet managers can review and sign-off or action repairs while on the move.
“A unique aspect of this app is that drivers are shown all driving alerts when they begin a relevant safety check,” added O’Callaghan. “This adds an extra level of reassurance and compliance for operators, knowing that drivers are made aware of potentially hazardous driving behaviour.”
Checklists are tailored to the specific requirements of a fleet. Fleet managers can mark certain items as ‘critical’ and, if one of these items fails the check, the fleet manager is immediately notified with an alert. All data is stored in the ProVision Command Centre and can be retrieved at any point.
Meanwhile ProVision Go’s Accident Reporting simplifies the process of logging the key details of an accident or even near-misses, helping record all critical information in a simple step-by-step approach. This ensures that all information is captured immediately and not later, when specific details may have been forgotten.
To support the accident report, users can store photos and video, add text and descriptions, and tag reports with a time and date stamp. Third-party witness and police information, number plates, insurance details and driving licences are just some of the supporting information that drivers can attach to their reports.
As with the Checklist Management section, all data is securely stored and easily accessible in the Command Centre at any time. It can even be forwarded to the authorities and insurance companies to speed up the process of managing a claim.