Australia Post is once again calling on Australians to keep an eye out for its posties on the roads during this busy holiday season while posties will also benefit from cutting-edge technology that’s helping keep them and processing teams safe.
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For example, using telematics, and data and video from devices installed in thousands of eDVs (electric delivery vehicles), motorcycles, vans, and trucks to help identify hazards, Australia Post educates its drivers and reduces risks on the road.
Video footage and sensors also help provide further safety analysis while vehicles have a duress button that pinpoints the location of the driver to assist in the case of an emergency or serious incident.
Telematics systems are being installed across all of Australia Post’s fleet of eDVs, motorcycles, and other vehicles.
And in Australia Post’s facilities, leading-edge local Smart Badge technology is being introduced to help manage COVID-19 contract tracing and social distancing requirements, making identification of close contacts faster and more accurate.
More than 10,000 of Australia Post’s people have been forced to isolate during the pandemic.
This wearable technology which provides instant contact tracing, social distancing alerts, and real-time data to manage site capacity will be vital in helping keep as many Australia Post’s people as possible processing and delivering for Christmas.
Australia Post Also Relies on People to Help – It’s Not Just About Technology
Australia Post Group Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director Paul Graham said that while any technological advancement in safety was welcomed there was always a role for people to play in keeping posties safe, by ensuring their dogs are secured on their properties and by looking out for Australia Post eDVs, motorcycles and bikes in their neighborhood.
“We want all of our people arriving home safely at the end of their day. We’ve learned a lot about what our people face out on the roads thanks to this technology, it’s going to be crucial in reducing serious incidents which is why we’re rolling it out widely across our fleet.”Paul Graham, Australia Post Group Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director
Australians can follow packages and manage deliveries and collections this year with the latest AusPost App which is another way for people to help stay safe and avoid crowded retail locations.
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