Did you know…? 43% of Australian work-related fatalities happen on the road†.
There’s no doubt you’ve heard of a traumatic workplace accident, perhaps even one you have been involved in yourself. Even worse, you may be aware of one that led to the premature death of a co-worker or loved one. It may come as no surprise then, that Safe Work Australia work-related fatalities report for 2019 recorded a 12% increase from the previous year.
Road accidents are a growing organisational and public health concern that have prompted a demand for any business with a mobile workforce to sharpen their risk management procedures. This rise in work-related fatalities calls for an immediate response to the inadequacies in current work health and safety (WHS) procedures (or lack thereof).
The resources, transport and agricultural sectors continue to carry the brunt of this damning statistic, which comes as little surprise due to the nature of their high-risk operational requirements. This is owed to the diverse location of many work sites and their operational demands. As an example, personnel are often required to drive trucks, as well as company cars, hire vehicles and personal vehicles. Not only this, but a significant amount of this driving occurs over long distances and in remote areas.
WHS commissions are now asking ‘how does your risk management stack up?’
Many organisations may have paper-based journey management planning, but does this effectively minimise the risk associated with long-haul driving? How adept is the fatigue management, hands-free operation and offline capability that comes with these solutions? In the event of a road-related accident, does the workforce have the safety assurance of rapid emergency response?
“Driver fatigue and distraction are recurring hazards in Australia’s resources sector among many other industries,” said James Kelly, Journey Management System Director.
“Technology-enabled solutions have the ability to change that by monitoring, predicting and reducing fatal events, which in turn reduce the significant costs associated. Our JMS app is a simple yet intuitive risk management technology that ensures the safety of a travelling workforce in real-time.”
Digital supremacy in the global economy
The difficult economic state brought about by the global COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the need for digital transformation to necessity rather than opportunity. A digitally transformed business is agile. This is key to an organisation’s ability to quickly adapt and thrive in a rapidly changing and turbulent environment.
Companies’ efforts to transform digitally have well and truly begun, and continue to climb with an expected global spend of 2.3tn USD on digital transformation by 2023†.
This represents a cultural shift to more agile and intelligent ways of doing business, powered by technologies such as advanced analytics and automated data. Among many benefits, digital transformation is vital to advance process efficiency, workplace health and safety, and drive new revenue. In the event of a COVID-19 or environmental disruption, a mobile or remote workforce can quickly react to new developments with smart processes.
Advanced safety and security at your fingertip
The solution offered by end-to-end Journey Management System (JMS) simplifies remote worker monitoring and ensures that anyone driving for work has support, no matter where they are or what happens.
Developed in tandem with industry leaders including Anglo American and Shell QGC, the JMS mobile app and web portal is all about safety and efficiency. Users can create and submit a journey plan in less than three minutes, and the approval process is even quicker.
Automated, real-time journey management software
JMS provides a single platform to monitor even the largest fleets and ensures all drivers reach their destination safely, deploying rapid emergency services if they do not meet checkpoints. The JMS software’s ability to integrate with numerous In-Vehicle Monitoring Systems (IVMS), ensures managers have real-time insight and live visibility for complete control.
From departure and safety alerts to incidents and arrival, JMS will keep you updated along every step of the journey. JMS is a valuable tool for any company that has long journeys as part of their normal operations and seeks to ensure the wellbeing of their people.