Refuse collection vehicles are large, with a variety of blind spots, so are often difficult and hazardous to drive. On top of this, they are usually operated in narrow streets in built-up areas so the risk of collisions – with parked vehicles, other road users and members of the public – is particularly high compared to other industries. This leads to real and bogus accusations that result in costly claims if waste operators have no visibility of what has happened.
Video telematics protects waste operators from fraudulent allegations and streamlines the investigation of and response to of genuine claims. Footage and supporting vehicle data can be accessed immediately through our Microsoft Azure-hosted, cloud-based IoT platform, which can also identify areas of improvement to working and driver behaviour to improve safety and fuel efficiency.
Complaints about the conduct of refuse collection teams
Damage to parked vehicles and collisions with members of the public
Incidents due to blind spots and the difficulty of operating in tight streets
False or exaggerated allegations and complaints
Poor fuel efficiency of refuse collection vehicles
Improve accident and incident management to protect reputation
Optimise fuel consumption with improved driver behaviour
Reduce the cost of claims and lower premiums
Effectively investigate allegations of vehicle damage
Faster claims resolution and reduce third-party costs
VisionTrack’s systems and products are compliant with the Direct Vision Standard, Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS), Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) and Work Related Road Risk (WRRR), as well as having wide insurance industry approvals. Our industry-leading forward-facing camera, multi-camera and mobile DVR technology also carry FCC, CE, E-mark certifications.
New vehicles are being fitted with these state-of-the-art cameras to improve safety and improve efficiency. As a result, we will have a fleet that not only goes above and beyond regulatory requirements with regards to road safety, but will also contribute to the smooth running of our waste services throughout the Borough.