As a workforce management specialist Crystal Ball are passionate about helping fleets to run efficiently, become safer, more compliant and in turn deliver cost savings and increase revenues.
We are dedicated to providing fleet managers with the necessary tools to ensure they are promoting best practice and enhancing the health and safety culture within their fleet. Being a FORS Associate has given the tracking solutions we offer a mark of quality as they are now recognised by FORS for their effectiveness in helping fleets reach the required standard.
FORS is a scheme in place for fleet operators who wish to raise the level of quality within their operations and demonstrate that they are running an efficient, safe and environmentally sound fleet. As a FORS Associate Crystal Ball can help drive up fleet standards across the sector and add value to the scheme.
FORS accreditation confirms that fleets employ good practice and comply with the requirements laid out by the FORS Standard. Incidents and collisions and daily walk around checks are two particularly important FORS Standards which SmartCam, Crystal Ball’s integrated fleet tracking and 3G HD video solution, can help fleets reach.
The Incidents and Collisions Standard outlines that fleet operators should ensure that incidents, traffic collisions, and reported near-misses are recorded, investigated and analysed, implementing actions to address any lessons learned and identified trends. SmartCam’s HD 1080p video recording quality provides valuable event-generated videos sent to the Crystal Ball admin portal and Manager App in real-time. This functionality enables fleet operators to quickly and clearly identify incidents and improve poor driver behaviour, helping to identify dangerous, reckless or tired driving. Improving poor driver behaviour is paramount to reducing fuel costs, vehicle wear and tear and improving employee safety.
Event-generated videos may also provide invaluable evidence in respect of accidents and subsequent insurance claims, reduce claim processing times and can offer protection against ‘crash for cash’ scams. This powerful functionality ensures those incidents that are recorded can be acted upon as outlined in the Standard.
Another FORS Standard is Daily walk around checks; this requires fleet operators to ensure that vehicles are checked before each shift. This is to ensure that vehicles are inspected for safety, and defects rectified prior to usage on each shift to ensure the safety of operations. A system of daily checks for each vehicle using a checklist must be demonstrated. With SmartCam’s paperless vehicle checklists which are sent to the Crystal Ball admin portal on completion, fleet operators can ensure they are complying with this FORS standard.
SmartCam offers key functionality which will assist with reaching FORS Standards. FORS members can now benefit from Crystal Ball’s exclusive discount, offering 10% off our market leading fleet tracking and 3G HD video solution. To view the offer visit our FORS page here or to find out more about SmartCam and how it can benefit your fleet visit www.crystalball.tv/fleet-dash-cam