At Encana, we achieved our safest driving record ever in 2014, thanks in part to technology used to monitor driving by our staff and contractors in Canada and the U.S.
At Encana, we achieved our safest driving record ever in 2014, thanks in part to technology used to monitor driving by our staff and contractors in Canada and the U.S. It’s good news for driving safety in the communities where we operate.
In 2014 Encana experienced the lowest Motor Vehicle Incident Frequency (MVI) in company history which translates to a 23 percent improvement in the number of employee MVIs.
With 983 vehicles on the road in the two countries, we adopted processes to monitor and analyze patterns of driver performance with technology through in-vehicle monitoring systems (IVMS) that automatically track vehicle speed and braking patterns. Feedback is provided to drivers and their supervisors through a weekly or monthly scorecard, showing where improvement can continue to be made.
The IVMS monitors the leading indicators of driving risk: speeding, hard braking, and rapid/aggressive acceleration. Drivers improve their score by doing the right thing and avoiding such behaviors.
The systems contributed to improved safety, business and environmental performance by reducing the number of motor vehicle incidents, improving fuel economy and reducing emissions over time.
Encana’s field activities require frequent driving on urban and rural roads. While driving is a routine activity in the oil and gas industry, poor driving habits can lead to preventable incidents and accidents. Taking steps to make our driving safer makes local roads safer.
To learn more about Encana commitment to safe driving, visit driving safety.