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New device tracks site workers

Keeping track of workers is an important way to ensure they do not drift into unsafe situations on site. Ground Construction Limited (GCL) needed to keep tabs on its workers from an early stage at a site in Stevenage.

“We were operating clocking cards on our sites and it was less than satisfactory.

"Because of the nature of our work we are either on a greenfield site or an inner city brownfield development with no phone or broadband lines, so we thought our options were rather limited. Recording who was on site and sending it back to payroll was a slow and manual process,” says managing director, Trevor Diviney.

His firm used Donseed’s new GPRS based system to transmit information from workers back to a web-based server. The system can be used on sites with little or no telecoms service as information is sent via the mobile phone network.

Employees must register at their point of access, and the software then monitors their movements.
“We just plugged it in and were up in running. In no time I was able to see all my operatives across a secure web browser,” said Diviney
If an operative’s certification for a required skill has expired, when they register onsite. A warning notification email is automatically generated. This is sent to managers so they know a non-compliant employee is on site.

“GCL now has the ability to track employees across all sites from day one, therefore eliminating time leakage’ said Donseed CEO Vincent Lynch.

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