9 Benefits of Using a Driver Risk Management Information System

At DriverMetrics®, we recognise the value of in-depth reporting and analysis to a fleet risk management strategy. Therefore, in order to enable our clients to obtain maximum benefit from driver risk assessment and training interventions, all our clients have access to their own DriverMetrics® Management Information System (MIS) as standard.

To help you get the best out of your MIS, here are 9 benefits of using a Management Information System as part of your Fleet Risk Management Strategy:

1. Maintain an audit trail

Demonstrate that you take driver safety seriously by tracking and reporting the entire fleet risk management process from driver risk assessment through to training interventions on one database. For example, DriverMetrics® MIS provides you with a chronological record giving documentary evidence that you are responding to your duty of care to manage the risks of driving for work.

2. Store and access driver profile reports

All driver profile reports can be stored on a secure, password protected system that enables management and trainers to access reports for behavioural training or other training interventions.

3. Track driver risk profiles over time

To measure the effectiveness of your risk management programme and identify changing trends within your fleet, use the MIS to compare current driver risk assessment results against previous results. This enables you to evaluate the benefit of any intervention comparing scores before and after your fleet risk management programme.

4. Analyse situational and behavioural risk separately

Situational risk assesses the factors that are specific to the demographics or circumstances of the individual, such as age, driving experience and exposure, crash history, etc. Behavioural risk assesses the attitudes and behavioural tendencies that govern the way a driver interacts with the traffic environment. Isolating the different sources of risk facilitates a more precise analysis of a drivers’ support and training needs. This means you are able to allocate more appropriate interventions to manage the risk identified.

 5. Target specific risk factors

Segment drivers into risk categories within situational risk (i.e. those doing the highest mileage) and within behavioural risk (i.e. those at high risk from Fatigue Proneness or poor Hazard Monitoring). This is especially useful for your fleet risk management programme if you have evidence that particular risk factors are related to crash involvement rates.

6. Target communication with drivers

Communicate directly with drivers via email by segment drivers at a click of the button. For example, in the DriverMetrics® MIS, you may wish to get in touch with all your fleet drivers that have scored high risk on Fatigue Proneness to give advice on how to manage their journeys and take regular breaks. Sending targeted communications and resourceswill reinforce safe behaviours to maintain your behaviour-based safety approach to fleet risk management.

7. Compare different divisions

In larger organisations, you may want to discover whether there are broader trends relating to the safety culture at work. For example, using the DriverMetrics® MIS you can set up different groups for countries, divisions, branches or job roles to easily assess and compare the differences in reports by these groups. You can then see at a glance whether there are particular groups that may require additional support.

8. Monitor training interventions

If you use an e-learning package, such as DriverMetrics® Fleet Driver Risk Index+, use your MIS to monitor completion and results, and follow up regularly to ensure compliance.

9. Distinguish between driver types

Distinguish between a range of different driver types. For example, in the DriverMetrics® MIS we differentiate between Grey Fleet (drivers using their own vehicle for work purposes) and non-Grey Fleet drivers within the same MIS.

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