Organisation: Southern Cross Protection

Nightly patrols: 16,000
Size of fleet: 240


There can be a disconnect between an organisation’s focus on safety outcomes and the resources it can devote to them. Utilising industry networks, and combining them with technology-based solutions, has helped a security patrol firm become greater in safety than the sum of its parts, accessing the knowledge and real-world experience of bigger companies to extend its efforts to address fatigue-related driving incidents.

Key outcomes

  • Utilising industry networks helps individual or small health and safety teams access experience and real-world learnings that can be implemented without a need for extra resources.
  • Existing networks, such as the National Road Safety Partnership Program, are already in place and members are willing to share knowledge to improve workplace road safety for all.
  • Telematics data and driver-facing dash-top cameras that identify fatigue and distraction can be a powerful combination in addressing risks, highlighting where action is needed and informing education and other responses to reduce fatigue- and distraction-related driving incidents.
  • Vision from cameras can be an unarguable force for change, with footage demonstrating the need for action at organisational and individual levels and creating valuable opportunities to begin discussions around fatigue.
  • As well as making financial sense, a staged approach to implementation allows for learnings to be incorporated into subsequent rollouts and can build motivation and anticipation among groups where measures are yet to be introduced.
  • Finding and utilising committed safety champions within an organisation, who are willing to ‘sell’ a measure to other business units, can help increase acceptance and buy-in.