Waste Management

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.

Industry Challenges:

  • 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

Benefits of Video Telematics:

  • 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.

ENFIELD COUNCIL

VisionTrack’s video telematics solutions are suitable for a wide range of waste management vehicles

RCVs

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Vans

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