Advertorial: Avoid the 'Hidden Killer' during Covid-19
Posted: 07-Apr-2020 |
Ever since Covid-19 hit our shores, there has been an increased demand on commercial drivers for road freight and deliveries. Driver fatigue is a likely result of a significant increase in pressure. And driver fatigue is a workplace issue. Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, drivers and employers share the responsibility of driver safety for commercial drivers. This includes managing the risk of driver fatigue, because safety risks triggered by driver fatigue are a major concern to not just the drivers themselves, but the business as a whole.
The Dangers of Fatigue
The New Zealand Transport Agency defines fatigue as "tiredness, weariness, jetlag or exhaustion brought about by inadequate sleep over a period of time" and calls it the 'hidden killer'. Fatigue is a contributing factor in approximately 12% of all motor vehicle crashes – you can see how it got its nickname.
Fatigue Management Technology
Teletrac Navman's fleet monitoring solution provides an easy-to-use platform that allows businesses to keep individual drivers safe by monitoring driver behaviour and fatigue in real-time.
The Teletrac Navman solution includes technology such as:
Real-time driver behaviour monitoring – When an safety incidents occurs, such as harsh braking or speeding, the system can sound an alert in cab for drivers to be aware and correct or take time to rest. Managers can see the driver behaviour on a clearly visualised dashboard, and can contact drivers who show signs of a lapse of concentration in their driving habits.
Electronic logbooks – An electronic version of traditional driver hours logbooks assists drivers in adhering to work time rules, and managing their fatigue through breaks and longer rest periods. Teletrac Navman\s electronic logbook is approved by NZTA.
To find out more about Teletrac Navman's fatigue monitoring technology visit teletracnavman.co.nz or call 0800 800 164