JAAMA PUTS SAFETY FIRST WITH FREE DRIVER LICENCE CHECKS
Free driver licence checks are on offer to fleets that buy Jaama’s multi award-winning Key2 Vehicle Management software before December 31, 2012. Employers will be able to benefit from Jaama giving away 50 free driver licence verification checks with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency. Jaama’s electronic driver entitlement checking service (EDECS) is a risk management tool and a driver information portal within its Key2 system.
Consequently, Key2 contains all data pertaining to drivers and vehicles which can be presented to fleet and HR managers as a consolidated view at the click of a button in one system rather than on disparate systems. Comprehensive reports are also accessible by exception according to pre-set rules
Increasingly used by a large number of fleets utilising Key2 to manage their vehicle operations, a robust driver licence verification system is the starting point for a comprehensive occupational road risk management system.
Key2 handles all matters around driver licence checking including:
- issuing a three-year employee mandate giving permission for the checks to be carried out,
- issuing reminders to complete the mandate;
- obtaining information from the DVLA,
- populating the customer’s Key2 Vehicle Management with the information
- alerting fleet decision-makers of all licence issues that are uncovered
Best practice advice from the Health and Safety Executive suggests driver licence checks should be a vital component of every company’s occupational road risk management policy.
That was further underlined when in November 2010 the DVLA tightened the rules in relation to drivers who take too long surrendering their licences for penalty points to be added.
Historically, the law allowed a ‘concessionary period’ of 12 months for drivers to surrender their current valid licence for the endorsement to be added during which individuals may continue to drive. However, that period was cut to 28 days after which the licence is revoked and the entitlement to drive is removed.
Martin Evans, Jaama’s sales and operations director, said: “Driver licence checking should be a vital component of every company’s occupational road risk management policy. Current DVLA rules mean that the only option to ensure compliance is to undertake driving licence checks every four weeks.
He added: “Our driver licence checking service means that not only is the administrative burden completely removed from customers, but they will have all information on drivers and their vehicles held in one central database, building a combined intelligent profile and highlighting exceptions.
“We want to help employers across the public, private and voluntary sectors meet their duty of care responsibilities, which is why we have launched the special offer for a limited period. Organisations that take advantage of our offer will benefit from industry-leading technology and will have an audit trail of employee driving licence verification.”
More than 700 customers running fleets ranging in size from just a handful of vehicles to many thousands of cars, light commercials and HGVs as well as plant equipment have introduced Jaama’s online Key2 Vehicle Management system to meet their requirements.
The advanced technology is being used by a wide cross-section of organisations in the public and private sectors to improve fleet operation effectiveness and efficiency, reduce administration and drive down costs. Users include: ADT Fire & Security, DHL Supply Chain, Hertfordshire County Council, Luton Borough Council, SIG, South Central Ambulance Service NHS Trust and The Co-operative Group.
Mr Evans said: “We have established a track record for industry-leading technology backed up by a customer support service that means Jaama is the benchmark for quality and innovation and is the UK’s most recommended software supplier in the fleet, leasing and hire markets.”
Jaama and Key2 have won a string of industry awards from a number of organisations including, this year being named the Institute of Transport Management’s Fleet Software Company of the Year.