Innovative worker verification system

Innovative Worker Verification System- Olympic Park 

Human Recognition Systems (HRS), alongside the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS), has assisted BAM Nuttall’s transformation of the Olympic Park by installing a secure two-stage authentication system for onsite workers.

Through the use of biometric technology, this partnership ensures that access to the world-class location is granted only to personnel with the correct authority and the right training and qualifications.

HRS, a leader in total biometric solutions, has assisted BAM Nuttall by installing a secure two-stage authentication system for onsite workers, enabling the civil engineering company to keep track of key site, workforce and sub-contractor information. This process verifies the rights of employees and contractors to work in the UK, penalty points of past health and safety incidents and the holding of a CSCS card appropriate to a worker’s responsibilities.

“There has definitely been a tangible benefit from the integration of these two methods of identity verification,” said John Walker, Head of Security at BAM Nuttall.

“Combining the two has saved us time by simplifying the process for workers arriving at the site each day. Using MSite alongside the CSCS cards has also assisted with workforce management and increased on-site security levels, by ensuring that all contractors are who they say they are, have been fully inducted and have the necessary skill levels required to carry out the work.”

MSite has been deployed at a number of £100m plus construction sites and was identified as the ideal solution for the London location. BAM Nuttall commenced work on the site in October 2012 and MSite has been pivotal to the success of the development’s transformation, including increasing venue accessibility through the construction of new roads, cycle and pedestrian paths. MSite’s deployment also played a key role in BAM Nuttall winning the 2013 Construction News Awards Project of the Year (over £50m).

Innovative Worker Verification System- Olympic Park

The CSCS card is the leading certification card scheme for construction used to demonstrate that workers have achieved the recognised training and qualifications required for their occupation, with over 1.9 million workers operating within the construction industry currently holding a CSCS card.

“We were delighted to have been selected by BAM Nuttall to ensure site security, improve sub-contractor management and help minimise health and safety issues with the implementation of MSite,” said Simon Meyer, Construction and Operations Director at Human Recognition Systems.

“By requiring all workers to undergo biometric authentication via a hand geometry template and combining it with the CSCS data, MSite provides BAM with the assurance that all those on site have the right competencies and permission levels. This process, which we believe should become best practice for the construction industry, has helped to ensure the success of the London site’s transformation.”

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