FSG adds Automotional services to RiskMaster solution
FSG has now implemented Automotional's web-based driver “profiler” within its own RiskMaster at-work driving safely solution, while a range of additional services are also available including “e-learner” road safety modules, nationwide behind-the-wheel training and off-road activities at the company's Donington Park headquarters.
FSG Chairman Geoffrey Bray said: ‘Cost management is the single biggest issue facing all businesses and we believe that our partnership with Automotional will bring significant financial returns to clients in the form of fuel and maintenance savings, improved vehicle residual values, reduced insurance premiums and numerous productivity and administration benefits as a result of employees being involved in fewer crashes and driving more smoothly.
‘As a business we like to forge partnerships with very well established and respected professionals in specialist areas to enhance our fleet solutions offering to customers and help them to make financial savings and ensure their fleet runs along best practice lines.’
Automotional says that its driver profiler has been designed to be flexible and, unlike other such systems, does not fix the parameters to identify “low”, “medium” and “high” risk drivers. According to the firm, most “profilers” will identify high-mileage drivers as “high” risk, but in some cases, particularly if employees are experienced drivers, that may not be true. Instead, Automotional argues, young drivers travelling low mileages may present the most significant road safety dangers.
Automotional director and co-founder Mr Neale said: 'We will analyse the potential risks with clients and then will bespoke the “profiler” to determine the extent of the risk among drivers. We don't risk-rate employees; we provide the assessment tool and link it to clients' criteria.’
Having determined the extent of drivers' risk exposure, a variety of targeted interventions are available from Automotional that will significantly improve individual driver safety. In addition, FSG customers will have access to “profiler” data.
FSG says that the cost of the Automotional service is included within the overall RiskMaster solution.