Essential Energy has won the 2023 Fleet Safety Award presentation at the annual Gala Dinner held as part of the fleet conference and exhibition.
With 3,500 assets (2,500 are road going assets) and a fleet that does enough kilometres to travel around the world (40,075 kilometres) between 7am and 9am, Essential Energy are focused on keeping team members safe on the roads and reducing the risk of incidents by promoting a safe driving culture.
After extensive internal stakeholder consultation and comprehensive supplier selection process, they implemented a In-vehicle Monitoring System (IVMS) solution from Nova Systems (Geotab partner) which was linked to an internally designed application for daily checks and fault reporting.
Understanding the objectives and sticking to the brief is one of the key learnings from the team at Essential Energy. They focused on the four aims of the project which were:
- Be able to immediately locate a vehicle in the case of duress.
- Provide data on vehicle information to implement a safe driving culture.
- To capture journey information to manage fatigue.
- To capture asset information to better manage the lifecycle of the asset.
The successful project has seen a reduction in overall kilometres driven which has reduced fuel consumption and the road risk.
Michael Mills, Fleet Manager at Essential Energy, says organisations considering to implement IVMS need to understand the significant risk is when driving for work.
Essential Energy are responsible for building, maintaining and operating the electricity network that supplies 95% of NSW.