A Fleet to Be Proud Of!

Johnsons Workwear drivers have excelled in their dedication and commitment to a recent training programme and have achieved the lowest rate of at-fault accidents on record in the last 10 years.  

In 2018, National Logistics Manager Ian Greatrex worked with insurance provider Aviva to launch a new fleet risk management strategy. The objectives were to reduce incidents associated with slow speed manoeuvres and repetitive issues involving the same driver. There was also an aspiration to change internal culture, to encourage a more proactive approach to mitigate loss and risk in the business, encouraged by Aviva’s ‘Prevention First’ strategy. This strategy encompassed the installation of video telematics and DriverMetrics® integrated Driver Risk Index™ assessment and eLearning solution.

In Q1 of 2019, 381 of our commercial drivers undertook the Driver Risk Index™ assessment, which identifies behavioural factors associated with individual driver risk. Every driver received a personalised report detailing their strengths and weaknesses, with recommendations for development.

Drivers were then allocated behaviour based e-learning modules on the basis of their results. The programme is designed to address factors associated with crash involvement and our drivers undertook modules including Journey planning, Thrill seeking, Distractions, Fatigue, Anxiety and Frustrations.

We are pleased to report that there was a 50% decrease in at-fault incidents in Q1 of 2020 when compared to Q1 2019.  It was also a reduction of 63% in comparison to Q1 of 2018.

Ian commented of the achievement, “Along with the investment Johnsons Workwear has made into vehicle technology, we also wanted to invest in the drivers of those vehicles. DriverMetrics® have helped us achieve this by providing the Driver Risk Index™, enabling us to assess and train drivers in key areas. This has demonstrated our focus and commitment to  improving the safety of our workforce, and played a key role in the fantastic results achieved so far in 2020”.