and how they will affect you
WMP are installing data recorders in the majority of our fleet vehicles
This Wideo will provide information about why we are doing it and how it will affect you
What is a data recorder?
A data recorder is a device that is fitted inside a vehicle. It monitors and collects data on every journey the vehicle takes and sends that data to a central server
Why do we need them?
To improve the safety of our staff and the public
Saving money - it is estimated that we will save over £745K a year with over £300,000 being saved on fuel alone
More vehicles available to staff as less vehicles will be off the road
The data recorder will replace the need for a manual log book (as of 2017)
They will not have any video or audio recording capability
Who will have access to the data and how will it be used?
You will be able to access your own driver profile which will give you information about your:
Your average speed
You can also review previous journeys
The data can be used in police collisions, helping us to reach outcomes for disputes much quicker than before
This is about driving the way you’ve been trained Always consider whether your driving is: Justified Appropriate Proportionate Auditable or Authorised Necessary
Any staff driving issues captured by the recorders will be addressed as part of existing performance management processes. Patterns of behaviour will be addressed, not necessarily one off incidents.
You can also use the data to illustrate your 'track record' when applying for other positiosn within the force
You will also be able to use the data to illustrate your driving skills
Visit the Fleet intranet pages for more information