Amey will use app developer CheckedSafe's software to carry out daily digital compliance checks on its fleet of more than 2,500 commercial vehicles.
All of the company's commercial vehicles require a daily walk around check prior to service and such checks have been mandatory since 1995.
These have traditionally been carried out on paper, but Amey carried out a feasibility study into managing such checks digitally.
It identified eight companies as possible solution providers, and after a series of rigorous tests CheckedSafe was chosen as the preferred supplier.
By moving to a digital system, Amey's fleet managers will now be able to monitor all daily checks at the click of a button, and will have added insights into where the checks were carried out, how long they took, and what if any defects were identified.
The system uses existing kit, namely smartphones or tablets, and requires no additional capital investment.
Tom Lawless, Amey's fleet and plant director, said: “Early adoption of this new application demonstrates Amey’s commitment to investing in new technology which supports our strategic objectives of improving our overall vehicle compliance and health and safety performance."
Darran Harris, director of CheckedSafe, added: "We are especially pleased to have won this contract with Amey - a leading name in the engineering sector and a company with an extremely diverse fleet.
"It is a fact that 85% of defects found at a roadside inspection by DVSA could have been avoided by a proper walk round check.
"By utilising existing technology and converting the old paper based check into a digital check we realised we could improve overall compliance and properly police the system."
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