Improving Safety on the Road with HD Video Incident Reporting

Safety is important for all transport operators, especially when you have many vehicles and equipment running on the road. Ensuring the safety of the drivers also means ensuring the reputation of the business. 

We want people to get home safely, but we also know that incidents happen and without an efficient way of tracking and reporting, it is too hard to put strategies in place to minimise the likelihood of recurrence.

Don’t be convinced that Standalone “Dashcams”can do this task!

With no way of easily accessing and reviewing the footage from incidents, operators struggle to analyse the root cause, particularly where drivers may be at fault. Without accurate information it always takes up a lot of time and resources that could be put to more productive outcomes. 

It’s important to design systems that reduce wasteful, non-productive time, especially where large dossiers of paperwork are needed, which is always the case in accidents involving large vehicles carrying heavy loads.

For almost 10 years now, operators have found that using footage from dash cameras and other recording devices can be extremely useful when it comes to filing insurance claims or proving fault in an accident.  

When the footage from incidents are kept on an SD card, which needs to be physically transferred over to a computer, the process of sharing footage internally requires excessive effort, when it could easily be automated with the right technology.

If a driver is at fault on the roads and is holding onto the evidence (aka SD card), what are the chances that they’re going to volunteer for this footage to be viewed and analysed by their manager?

An Integrated multi camera Dashcam system should be real-time and linked to primary risk factors like speed, fatigue and maintenance.

In our opinion, the best solution is an Integrated Video Incident Analysis system that connects video footage to a cloud-based system which;

  1. Notifies managers when G-Force incidents occur
  2. Sends a clip including *10 seconds before and *10 seconds after to them
  3. Opens up a corrective, investigative workflow which needs to be completed

Let the video incident analysis technology do the heavy lifting for fact finding and assessment.

We’re strong believers in providing access to all aspects of risk management in one place; speed, fatigue, maintenance, and mass. 

Steps you can take to improve your video incident management:

  1. Review the current systems in place and work out what areas need to be improved.
  2. Ensure steps are in place within the business for incident reporting and analysis.
  3. Reduce the amount of paperwork required for incident reporting to remove the chance of human error. 
  4. Install smart technology devices into all vehicles that compliment the fact finding process.
  5. Give all staff the proper training on what company expectations are and make sure that technology is seamless in job workflows
  6. Make sure your staff understand the importance of processes for reporting incidents to management.

Using an Integrated Video Incident Analysis system can also improve safety for drivers and build company trust. Through improvements in the technology only available until recently it gives your teams the ability to track what kind of incidents occur and identify root cause. 

This means it’s easier to problem solve and over time to reduce the likelihood of certain incidents from reoccurring. 

If you’re looking to take action and transition to cloud-based systems for tracking and reporting incidents, there’s no better time to start than now. Systems have matured greatly in the last 3-5 years, so undertake the appropriate due diligence and ask the hard questions of your suppliers.

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