The core offering of Essential Fleet Services is the contract hire of specialist HGV and light commercial vehicles (LCVs), which often includes maintenance services. Essential also provides rental solutions for shorter term vehicle hires. Essential take care of the management and maintenance of fleet vehicles through its nationwide network of expert service centres. The company is the UK's largest provider of specialist vehicle management to the local authority market.
Clive Illingworth, Essential’s HSE Manager, comments:
‘During 2015 I started to monitor and capture data relating to health and safety across the business. I considered several companies offering this type of service and platform and discovered that m2i was a really cost effective and capable solution. We discussed our requirements in depth with m2i and explained what we needed the system to do for us and it became clear that [m2i's] ActiveSHE product could take care of our needs and much more.
It then became apparent that as well as monitoring and capturing health and safety data, the platform could also support Essential with various internal audits. The audit systems are really user-friendly and offer very descriptive reports with the ability to upload photos and documents for a comprehensive view.
We have now developed a document library within the system , which gathers together key information relating to HSE policies, procedures and forms. This has been a good step forward and has allowed our Service Centres easy access to the information they need.
Where we have needed support to resolve any issue, these have been dealt with by m2i in an efficient, effective and friendly manner.