As an Heavy Goods Vehicle Operator, failure to implement a procedure to undertake the mandatory daily walk round check and to ensure that the system works leaves you, as the operator, liable for any consequences that arise as a result of ineffective checks should your driver(s) be stopped at a DVSA road side check. Indeed, the DVSA statistics suggest that over 85% of defects found at roadside inspections could have been avoided with a proper walk round check.
Traditionally checks have been carried out on paper which are difficult to manage and maintain. In addition it is difficult to determine whether drivers are carrying out the checks and actually reporting defects. There is often a significant delay in the check being carried out and the Transport Manager/ Fleet Manager being made aware of the defects.
The CheckedSafe solution solves this problem. The system allows the real time reporting of defects, immediate notifications, end to end audit trail and a trend analysis for all of the fleet. The CheckedSafe App is simple to use for drivers of any IT ability and once the check is synchronised to the back office our comprehensive system allows the Transport Manager/Fleet Manager to utilise that data to manage their fleet effectively and efficiently.
CheckedSafe digitises the vehicle defect card by allowing drivers to complete a driver walk around check from their smart phone. This provides instantaneous reporting of the check process and once submitted the results are sent in real time via email and are viewable on the CheckedSafe Workforce Management (CWM) suite.
Where more than one driver will use the same vehicle or trailer over the course of the working day, the driver taking charge of a vehicle should make sure it is roadworthy and safe to drive by carrying out their own check.
Unfortunately, accidents happen. After an accident it is critical to obtain as much information at the scene as is practically possible. Insurance companies refer to this as the “Golden Hour”. The CheckedSafe Accident report template is effectively an electronic bump card that enables the user to capture the vital contemporaneous data immediately post-accident and report this back to the office in real time
If any defects are found during the day or any warning lights are visible on the dashboard, the driver can report the issue in real time and get a quick determination from the depot as to whether the vehicle is safe to continue on the road or not.