APSE, The Association for Public Service Excellence has praised Triscan for its work with its member organisations. The comments were made by the Manchester based organisation following two Advisory Group workshops that were held recently. The events focused on a number of topics which demonstrated a positive response to the Government Comprehensive Spending Review.

Live Project Presentation

Technology business Triscan Systems Limited, provided case study examples of live projects including Fife Council’s improved accountability in refuse collection and Shetland Islands approach to gritting. Both had the primary objectives of reducing CO2 and fuel cost reduction, however many additional and interesting outcomes were achieved thanks to the close co-operation of customers.

Phil Brennan – Principal Advisor with APSE makes the point “Good quality examples of where fuel management benchmarking, via technology, has been applied to specific projects are great for the advisory groups, because they present factual information within the context of what public authorities are trying to achieve. With policy and regulation getting tighter, Triscan’s expertise and experience within our sector holds true and it is great that they can support our members in this way”.

7 steps to Best Practice

Triscan has developed a 7 step approach to Fuel Management Best Practice which it states can assist organisations reduce the impact of fuel price inflation and volatility and counter the onslaught on operational budgets. The prime objective is to assist customers and implement greater accountability and improved reporting capabilities.

Project results

Jason Price, who delivered Triscan’s presentation to APSE members commented “Improving efficiency and reducing cost are key issues; however our involvement with the Fife Refuse Collection project demonstrated that the day to day operational benefits are also crucial to the way in which fleets and their activities are managed”.

Jason continues “As an extension of our fuel management capabilities, we provided Fife Council with a range of reports from their vehicles; these included things like alerts for over revving, speeding, idling and harsh breaking. We then merged this with information relating to a number of key operational costs; fuel, avoidable damage and vehicle hire, providing total route cost. Ultimately, we were able to produce KPIs that accurately provided cost per tonne collected, cost per bin lifted and crucially, cost per household.”

Triscan will be one of the main sponsors at APSE’s Performance Network Seminar and Awards which will be held in Blackpool on 2nd and 3rd December 2010.

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