Construction site biometrics advance with Biosite contract and new Redrock product
UK company Biosite Systems Ltd, a workforce management systems developer, has been awarded a contract to develop and deliver a biometrics-based health and safety passport system for high speed railway project HS2. The new digital ‘Health and Safety Passport System’ (HSPS) will be used initially by all of HS2’s Main Works Civils Contractors to share critical health and safety information for contractors across the project.
The introduction of the HSPS is part of HS2’s commitment to become the UK’s safest ever major project, according to Biosite and this will be ensured via “data integrity and synchronicity at every point,” Managing Director at Biosite, Li Wang comments.
Biosite offers biometric access control and workforce management solutions to facilitate safe and secure sites for the construction sector. This software will link operatives’ biometric data directly to information and site access, into a cloud-based portal which provides real-time visibility and traceability. The HSPS will establish a central database of critical workforce information across the HS2 supply chain, whilst providing biometric information to generate operatives’ global identification or digital ‘passport.’ The data can also be anonymised, for future projects.
Workforce data will be trackable in areas of competency mapping, health and safety assessments and fatigue management across the project. The software will also remove duplicates of worker profiles, to ensure only a singular record file is kept.
“We were able to utilise our experience working across HS2 projects to-date to recommend a software solution that will bring together silos of data from JV projects in a central, cloud-based portal through a combination of online induction, biometric data capture through various access control points at site level, and business intelligence software,” Wang adds.
The Health and Safety Passport System is planned to go ahead in Spring 2021.
Redrock Biometrics targets construction industry with workforce management product
Redrock Biometrics has launched a new palm-print biometric time and attendance product specifically designed for the construction industry.
The company points out that construction operations across America are seeking ways to safely remain operational, and its new LOGBOOK provides contactless identity verification, automatic real-time tracking, and 24/7 visibility for site managers and job site safety directors.
“As workers start their day they can check in/out of the job site while wearing a mask, hardhat and safety glasses. The Safety Director has a reliable way of seeing who is on the job site, and when they are on-site, and for how long they are on-site,” said Redrock Chief Business Officer Sergei Badeka.
LOGBOOK is based on Redrock Biometrics’ PalmID technology.