With its fleet of emergency vehicles growing fast, their deployment widening geographically, and the need to optimise the use of these valuable vehicles, the company set out to find a telematics solution that would give it better control over its fleet.
But perhaps the key driver was the requirement to show that it consistently meets ‘due diligence’ standards. This requires traceability over all aspects of its operations to prove that it always takes appropriate care to ensure that its activities are carried out safely for patients, its own staff and the public.
In the ‘blue light’ emergency role in particular it had to be able to prove that it acts responsibly with regard to the safety of other road users when attending call-outs.
A proven navigation system would also assist with long distance patient transfers into or from areas with which the crew may not be familiar.