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FleetCheck’s safety app updated with coronavirus fitness-to-drive declaration

FleetCheck has updated its Vehicle Inspection App with a new addition to the fit-to-drive declaration covering coronavirus symptoms.

Peter Golding, managing director, FleetCheck

Introduced in April 2017 and continually enhanced since then, the Vehicle Inspection App is designed to increase fleet safety for cars, vans, HGVs, buses and coaches and to date been used to complete two million checks.

Peter Golding, managing director at FleetCheck, said: “The fit-to-drive declaration is an essential part of the app as well as fundamental fleet risk management itself. It means that a driver is making a declaration each day that they consider themselves OK to work.

“Clearly, when we’re all dealing with something as contagious as coronavirus, this takes on a whole new dimension, especially as many of the fleets still working on a daily basis are home delivery companies that are dealing with the public.

“The new, coronavirus-based declaration that we have written and made available to our customers provides a simple and easy reminder for drivers of the symptoms that they are likely to be experiencing if infected.”

Notable update to the app since its launch include the addition a range of advanced features such as support for languages commonly used among UK fleet drivers, the fit-to-drive declaration, enhanced damage, defect and collision reporting and shift recording.

A new, streamlined version of the app, called FleetCheck Driver, was launched earlier this year and provides a simplified solution for fleets that currently have no risk management measures in place.

Golding finished: “Last week, as an example, 170,000 checks were undertaken using the app so it is no exaggeration to say that the fit-to-drive declaration could help to play a useful part in stopping the spread of the virus among and by drivers.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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