KTG drivers provide an essential service during the current health crisis and always. Their ability to stay safe and healthy is critical to the supply chain of food, medical supplies and raw materials used in manufacturing. KTG Director of Safety and Compliance, Eugenia Churilov recognized that we needed a tool to quickly and easily assess driver health daily and set about to build one.
After consulting with the IT department, Safety and Driver Services, she decided on an app-based questionnaire that drivers would answer and submit on their in-truck tablets from Isaac Instruments.
The team developed the questionnaire based on a list of COVID-19 symptoms from Health Canada. The questions are all yes/no and are in less than a minute. They’re available in English and French.
The KTG Driver Healthcheck app asks the following questions:
In the last 48 hours have you had any of the following symptoms:
2. Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
4. Sore throat
5. Prolonged headache
6. Stuffy or runny nose
7. Feeling sick (weak, fatigued, achy, tired and drained)
8. Loss of smell or taste, or a change in taste
From concept to deployment, the app was developed and tested in three working days. The Safety and IT departments worked closely with Isaac to ensure that it was stable and records and reports the data accurately.
KTG Safety and Security constantly monitor driver entries to the Healthcheck app. Should a driver answer “yes” to any question, an alert and email are generated and sent to the Safety Manager who contacts the driver immediately. The driver and Safety Manager then decide on the course of action that is best for the driver’s health.
In the past several weeks, the KTG Driver Healthcheck app has accessed thousands of times, providing a real-time view of the safety of our fleet. It’s a valuable tool to ensure driver health and business continuity . We’re thankful to Isaac Instruments and our IT and Safety teams for their swift work