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TP Fire & Security improves driver safety, while cutting emissions and idling time

TP Fire & Security has announced the successful implementation of Lightfoot’s in-cab technology across its fleet, leading to increases in fuel economy of almost 10%.

Utilising Lightfoot’s driver rewards platform, TP Fire & Security reported a 59% uplift in elite driver numbers, a 57% fall in instances of over acceleration, an 8% drop in harsh cornering and a 7% fall in vehicle idling.

The organisation, which provides alarm system maintenance and installation, extinguisher servicing and risk management, operates a fleet of 34 vans consisting of Citroen Berlingo and Renault Traffic vehicles.

Mel Jackson, health and safety manager at TP Fire & Security, said: “Running a fleet of 34 vehicles has its challenges. Keeping track of drivers is the simple element. Tracking driver behaviour is where the serious management of our fleet takes place.

“The results are excellent. Our driver performance has increased resulting in a 100% reduction in instances of dangerous driving, plus we’ve seen an uplift in MPG by 9.8%. Our team have transformed the way they drive, aided both by the assistance of Lightfoot’s on-board dashboard device and its engaging driver rewards package.

“For us, it’s great. Finally, a solution providing immediate and readily available data with the presence of a continual on-board driving coach.”

TP Fire & Security has an emergency call-out team and says it places great emphasis on safe and efficient callouts, ensuring its staff arrive onsite without delays caused by accidents or incidents linked to harsh driving styles.

TP Fire & Security also reported a 9.8% reduction in emissions, due to Lightfoot’s real time driver guidance and rewards package.

Mark Roberts, founder and chief executive officer at Lightfoot, said: “TP Fire & Security has a vital role to play in protecting businesses, providing fire protection and detection services that safeguard premises, staff and assets.

“Having the ability to get on site safely and with certainty is core to their business, which is why Lightfoot’s ability to enhance duty of care to staff on the road proved so attractive.

“Since installing Lightfoot, TP Fire & Security’s drivers have transformed their driving style. Elite driver numbers have leapt, and instances of dangerous driving have been eradicated. Add to that lower fuel bills, a reduced carbon footprint and enhanced staff wellbeing through the adoption smoother, safer driving, incentivised via a raft of rewards, and it’s a win-win result for all involved.”

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