Both Fors and Clocs-compliant vehicle walk-round checks can now be carried out by a driver, site foreman or safety inspectorhrough the Podfather smartphone app.
Data is then uploaded to a secure, central website platform for analysis and reporting purposes.
Any safety checks that show the vehicle was non-compliant cause a report to be automatically emailed to the appropriate transport fleet manager, and a ‘trouble ticket’ created in the online ticketing system.
This allows the non-compliant issue to be followed up by qualified staff following a set procedure until the vehicle is compliant again and the ticket is marked 'resolved'.
Podfather is in use on major construction projects, such as Crossrail and Tideway, as well as by many Fors-accredited companies.
You can visit Podfather at this year’s Freight in the City Spring Summit being held at Edgbaston Stadium on 1 March.