As Ireland’s Road Safety Authority (RSA) and UK’s Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) are increasingly becoming more vigilant on commercial vehicle roadworthiness, a highly reliable and fully integrated customisable monitoring and management reporting system such as mWorkerCIS becomes a critical requirement for its vehicle inspections.
As reported in a recent article in the Irish Times, the RSA are piloting new technology to detect commercial vehicle drivers who may be in breach of the law. Since September 2015, RSA are upping the ante in monitoring the compliance of vehicles that are subject to the Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness (CVR) scheme. In order to reduce deaths and lessen the frequency and severity of road collisions and injuries in Ireland, they are implementing an enhanced enforcement strategy by conducting premises and roadside inspections to make sure operators, owners and users of commercial vehicles are compliant with legal obligations.
Similarly, DVSA announced its 2015 campaign to improve van safety through driver education and encouraging a self-help attitude to improving compliance. It continually promotes road safety by encouraging vigilant and responsible driver behaviour and by helping operators take better care of their vehicles in order to keep their drivers and other road users safe.
Accurate and Reliable Data Collection & Reporting Becomes Critical
RSA’s CVR Testing requires every user of a commercial vehicle to develop and set up systems for the regular inspection and maintenance of vehicles. These mechanisms will be used to carry out pre-planned preventative maintenance checks and a Daily Walk Around Check.
A Daily Walk Around Check is a simple and effective way to spot potentially dangerous issues before a vehicle is used on a public road. For it to be effective, RSA recommends drivers to keep a book of check sheets and defect forms where they can record all completed inspections. They are obliged to have a paper-based or electronic recording system for reporting detailed records in relation to the inspection, maintenance and repair of vehicles. Choosing the system depends on which best suits the business by considering fleet size and chosen internal vehicle maintenance procedures and routines.
Similarly, DVSA’s key points in maintaining road-worthy commercial vehicles includes drivers’ prompt defect reports that record any faults and rectification work and reliable safety inspections. A pre-planned and time-based safety inspection system monitored through a maintenance planner, wall chart or a computer based programme that identifies upcoming inspection dates is essential.
The Solution: mWorkerCIS
With its automated data management system, mWorkerCIS can guarantee the fit-to-drive data collection and reporting requirements of both road safety authorities.
mWorkerCIS makes it easier for drivers to carry out and and document van maintenance checks. By using pre-customised forms including required fields and checklists, the system helps ensure that no aspect of van maintenance is overlooked.
In addition, drivers can include photographs, videos and signatures providing more comprehensive maintenance and incident reports. The system allows for reduced back-office administration duties in addition to a more efficient method of storage and retrieval should an enforcement officer ever require proof of maintenance.
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