July 10, 2018
The Health and Safety Executive reports that 23% of all accidents and major injuries involve workplace transport. From March 2017 to March 2018 Axa received 281 claims from incidents involving forklift trucks – this is clearly a significant health and safety area which needs to be addressed.
Insurers creating solutions
As a result of these incidents Axa want to help their clients prevent forklift truck incidents and increase safety. They have therefore teamed up with VUE to give businesses access to new equipment which they believe will make operating and being in close proximity to forklift trucks a lot safer to prevent accidents and decrease claims
Already successful in decreasing the number of accidents within the haulage trade, Axa tested the system with a group of forklift truck drivers and saw positive changes in behaviours with a decrease in incidents.
So, what is it?
The technology involves placing two cameras on a forklift, one forward facing camera and one driver facing camera placed at the top of the driver cab. The cameras are hooked up to an online system so if there’s an incident, video is available immediately. It can then be sent to Axa’s claims team, speeding up the claims process – enabling them to pay appropriate claims quicker, or use the evidence in claims defensibility. The technology is installed by the insurer’s third party partner VUE.
From as little as £599, the Axa and Vue package includes:
VUE Forward Camera
VUE Driver Camera
VUE matics portal (12 months)
VUE cloud access (12 months)
Want to know more?
Speak to your commercial account executive who will be able to give you more information. Call Flint on 0208 309 5000.