Lone Working in Haulage & Distribution

There are over 300,000 HGV drivers in the United Kingdom, of which the majority work alone, often at night.

Drivers are a common target for criminals

Assaults, theft and hijacking are frequently reported in the road haulage industry.

In fact, road freight crime is a common problem and costs the UK economy at least £250 million annually.

Freight crime causes huge economic loss and disruption to the haulage industry and its drivers. It’s a very real and life-threatening problem.

Lorries and their trailer loads are often very valuable

Criminals know this and so will seek to target vulnerable vehicles and loads. In 2020, there were 4,468 reported HGV, Freight and Cargo crimes. Additionally, DVLA figures reveal that 74,769 motors were stolen by criminals in the same year.

With employers having to meet more and more stringent legislation on protecting their staff, failure to supply adequate means of protection, regardless of where they are or when, can lead to crippling fines, ruined reputations and even jail sentences for owners and directors.

SureCam

The Peoplesafe Pro lone worker app has been integrated with SureCam’s video telematics platform providing drivers with a quick and easy way to request assistance in an emergency.

One in five (20%) professional drivers have been attacked or threatened by members of the public, while over a third (35%) feel at risk while they are out working alone, especially at night or when in isolated locations.

Discover the integrated solution
“Staff have the comfort of knowing that help is only a button click away. They feel that Andrew Page Group has invested in their safety and the Peoplesafe devices offer good value for money.”
Lisa Reed, Health & Safety Officer, Andrew Page
“A member of staff once had a knife pulled out at them whilst working. This is when lone worker protection becomes crucial, it’s not worth taking the risk.”
Joseph Newman, Operations Manager, Secure Solutions Group
“We were impressed by the reliability of the device and the monitoring by Peoplesafe 24/7. The device is compact and easy for our drivers to use.”
Jamie Walker, Contract Manager, Gregory Distribution

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If you operate or manage a fleet of vehicles and would like to learn more about how our lone worker safety service can support you, please get in touch.
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