If a Samsara dash cam is also installed in your vehicle, it will automatically upload a video of the Safety Event that can be reviewed in your Safety Inbox. An accurate and detailed Safety Inbox is important to productive safety review and driver coaching.
To view your Safety Inbox, navigate to the Safety Icon on the left-hand side > Safety.
Previewing a Safety Event
You can hover over the video images on the Safety Inbox top level view. The 5 second video will play, and in many cases, you can determine whether the event should be dismissed or whether it needs to be coached. After reviewing the video, you can adjust the coaching status by clicking into the right column of coaching status and selecting the desired status via the dropdown.
If the event has both inward and outward facing videos, the preview will show the road facing video. If the event has inward facing video only (Distracted Driving, Policy Violations), the preview will show driver facing.
To play the video, you should move their mouse over the thumbnail image. You do not need to click.
If you do not move the mouse away, the preview will play on loop.
If you change the coaching status from the top level view, an audit log entry will be generated on the event review page.
If you view 2.5 seconds or more of the video preview, an audit log entry will be generated on the event review page.
The Safety Event User Survey will appear on the video preview after you watch the full video and moves your mouse away.
If you would like more details, you can click into a row and see the full event review page.
Safety Inbox Overview
Your Safety Inbox has four tabs at the top:
Labeling Safety Events in your Safety Inbox
Full Admins can add and remove automated labels on events in their Safety Inbox. Removing automated labels or adding custom labels helps improve Samsara’s automatic detection of these types of safety events.
To add or remove labels for Safety Events:
- Navigate to Safety > Safety Inbox
- Select any event by clicking on it
- You can add a label to the event by clicking Add and selecting an option from the dropdown
- You can remove a label from the event by clicking on the X next to the label
Categories and Labels
Check out this table for more labels you can use in your SafetyInbox:
|Harsh Driving||Crash, Harsh Brake, Harsh Turn, Harsh Acceleration|
|Driver Risk||Distracted, Drowsy, Mobile Usage, No Seatbelt, Late Response|
|Road Risk||Did Not Yield, Near Collision, Speeding, Lane Departure|
|Following Distance||Tailgating, Following of 3-4s, Following of 1-2s|
|Other||Defensive Driving, Obstructed Camera|
Commenting on Safety Events
As a Fleet Admin, you can add comments to events in your Safety Inbox. The comment section will allow you to leave notes for a later follow-up or clarification on the harsh event.
Users must have Full Admin permissions with Dash Cam Access in order to write comments. Full and read-only admins with Dash Cam access will also be able to view previously made comments.
First, navigate to the Safety Inbox: Fleet > Safety and select any Safety Event incident.
Below the video and details of the safety event, you will find an Activity section in which you will be able to leave comments. The most recent comments will be displayed at the top of the thread.
You can also bring someone's attention to an incident by typing @[name] to search for your colleagues.