Naturally, the construction sector faces stringent health and safety rules and regulations. With thousands of workers employed across multiple sites, one of the key challenges for contractors is how to achieve health and safety compliance at an industry-wide level. The nature of the industry’s transient workforce adds to this challenge.
The manual, paper-based system that is traditionally used to on-board workers and verify they have the required legal documents, knowledge and skills to work on site, is recognised to be inefficient, requiring extensive hours of working time. Despite its inefficiency, it is a necessary step – skipping it can result in severe penalties for contractors, if workers are found to be working unsafely or illegally.
In order to streamline the process, MSite technology automates and validates worker identification checks to prove right to work and genuine qualifications. This provides visibility across sites for contractors to aid decision making at the corporate level, improves efficiency and ensures consistent standards of health and safety.
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