With more stringent health and safety legislation, utilities need to identify, assess, and control workplace risks. Lone worker safety has become a focus across utility organisations, with many staff travelling long distances, driving vehicles after hours, and undertaking maintenance and development of utility infrastructure in hazardous environments.
Across Australia and New Zealand, the shift to privatised utility networks, expanding infrastructure, growing populations and tightening margins are driving the need to optimise operational efficiencies and effectiveness, while managing risk. Ensuring better, more affordable customer outcomes requires maximising the productive utilisation of existing organisational fleet and assets. Sharing resources and improving transparency are two ways to achieve this.