Protect your people with JMS: Your Journey Management Solution

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In industries like mining, oil and gas, and renewables, worksites are typically located in rural or remote locations, which require employees to drive extensive distances via road. With 43 percent of work-related fatalities occurring on the road, it’s no surprise companies are taking precautionary safety measures to keep their mobile workforce safe as they travel between jobs.

From aggressive or distracted driving, fatigue and driver inexperience, to malfunctioning vehicles, poor road conditions, weather, or communication failure, workers encounter a number of risks in their day-to-day trips.

It’s more than a policy, travel risk assessment, or other GPS tracking applications, but maintaining a centralised platform that offers real-time data about the safety of remote or solo workers. That’s where the importance of journey management plans comes into play to help businesses stay connected with their mobile workforce to ensure they arrive safely at their destination.

So, what if there was an app capable of monitoring every aspect of your employee’s journey to and from the workplace? Well, Journey Management System (JMS) does exactly that.

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As part of the IONYX Group, JMS’ journey began in 2011 when it established a partnership with Shell QGC to improve safety and automate their operations for better efficiencies and improved risk management processes. JMS now manages mobile workforces of any size, and its technology has been adopted by Australia’s major resources players including BHP, Iluka Resources, Whitehaven, Mitchell Services, Newmont, and Anglo American, to name a few.

The JMS App works by logging a journey and establishing checkpoints and fatigue management break points. The process is then completely automated with the mobile device sending alerts if something goes wrong. This means emergency response teams can be mobilised rapidly so workers aren’t left isolated in remote locations.

Creating a safer, smarter and more compliant workplace

The JMS app represents a comprehensive, all-inclusive platform which effectively reduces the likelihood of human error, while simultaneously cutting down on the expenses associated with continuous monitoring. From real-time tracking and diagnostics to risk assessments and duress alarms, the app gives fleet managers, safety personnel, and drivers, complete visibility over their remote workforce for improved safety and operational efficiencies.

JMS IVMS product manager Jim Culliford provided further insights into how the app works.

“The app is a simple to use, automated safety application designed to provide monitor and manage fleets of all sizes, whether it’s overseeing a large workforce, or a remote solo worker navigating their daily routes, no matter where they are or what happens along the way” he said.

“In a typical scenario, geofenced checkpoints are mapped out along the journey with set times that drivers should reach these points. If they don’t, the app automatically sends alerts to management through multiple channels including SMS, email and push notifications.”

A real benefit of the JMS app is that it can be installed on both iOS and Android devices, which enables quick deployment to employee smartphones. This means businesses don’t need to invest in new or replacement equipment.

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Culliford added that the app offers a number of benefits to help transform the way businesses manage their remote workers.

“Simplifying the journey management process saves time on route planning as fleet managers receive notifications in real-time, while they can automate trip reporting and optimise routes for greater efficiency.

“Safety of course is a huge call-out. Our app covers all aspects of safety, from risk assessments to rapid response protocols for emergencies. Automating these processes also increases compliance as predefined journey management protocols are established with supporting documentation to meet regulatory requirements that are aligned to WHS policies.”

Fleet managers will also benefit from data-rich insights and reporting. From check-in points, notification configuration, and journey risk profiles, fleet managers have access to a personalised web portal and dashboard featuring in-built reporting functions. Journeys can be managed from the portal, mobile app, or via email without having to deal with Excel spreadsheets, calendars or pdf attachments.

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Advanced tech solutions shifting fleet safety to new levels

Partnering with leaders in fleet safety technology has enabled JMS to harness the power of integration. Not only does it integrate with GEOTAB to safeguard a business’ mobile workforce via integrated In-Vehicle Monitoring Solutions (IVMS), but it can also be linked with Garmin devices via Bluetooth Low Energy and the Iridium satellite network, provided by Pivotel for real-time monitoring.

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However, it’s the company’s dual-facing AI dashcam technology JMS Roadwatch that is redefining in-cab safety for drivers and fleet managers.

JMS Roadwatch represents the latest advancement in intelligent video telematics, incorporating in-cab video monitoring to improve driver behaviour and reduce the risk of accidents. With dual-facing cameras coupled with the power of AI, drivers and fleet managers receive real-time alerts when hazardous driving behaviours like yawning (fatigue), distractions, mobile phone usage, and seat belt neglect are detected.

“Our technology is all about reinforcing positive driving behaviours so workers get to and from the worksite safely,” said Culliford.

“The in-cab cameras enable real-time analysis of road and driver behaviour, with real-time alerts providing actionable insights to boost driver safety. Backed by AI powered computer vision technology offers instant scene analysis, object detection, and identification of distracted or fatigued drivers.

Culliford added that the dual-facing cameras feature 4G LTE connectivity, HD video streaming, and audio support, which allows fleet managers to view live feeds and communicate with drivers via audio alerts.

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“Fleets and work crews can also be easily managed with our integrated GPS system. JMS Roadwatch offers telematics data and geofencing capabilities, allowing you to monitor vehicles for enhanced performance and route efficiency.

“Additionally, fleet managers can conduct precise post-incident video analysis to identify accident causes, improve safety measures, and allow for accurate accident assessment. This ensures strict compliance with fleet health and safety policies.”

Aside from the all-round road and driver facing cameras, JMS offer a Driver Monitoring System (DMS) solution that is solely focused on the driver. The infrared DMS camera tracks the driver’s eye, head, and face movements to detect distraction, and identify the earliest signs of fatigue even if the driver is wearing sunglasses. When this technology is paired with seat vibration devices and instantaneous notifications to the company’s Fleet and/or HSE team, the JMS platform provides an unparalleled safety solution for organisations of any size.

For more information on Journey Management System, email [email protected] or visit www.jmsapp.com.au/