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August 6, 2020

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Passport to help road workers to be effective and safe whilst on site goes live

A new smart card identification system for road workers has been launched. The system uses technology to reliably deliver and capture real-time information when and where it is needed.

RoadworksThe highways passport system, endorsed by Highways England, comes from the same companies behind Network Rail’s Sentinel Safety Solution and service and HS2’s Validate Safety Scheme, namely Reference Point and Mitie. The system went live on 1 August 2020.

Reference Point provides the technology; Mitie holds and manages the data.

The system is designed to monitor the workforce on highway projects, keeping track of credentials, training recordS, qualifications and right to work.

As well as receiving a physical smartcard, a virtual card can also be generated for any worker, which they can store on their own mobile device.

Passport is the brand name of the Validate system, supported by Mitie, when used on highways. It uses Reference Point’s SkillGuard system.

Reference Point described the new Passport system as “a major software upgrade to the solution that we already provide”.

The same company also provides the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card software. “We have plans in place to discuss ‘linking schemes’ to help avoid and manage fatigue,” a spokesperson said.

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Nigel Evelyn-Dupree
Nigel Evelyn-Dupree
3 years ago

Great idea, just about time someone created on for DSE operators in order to at least mitigate the risks of vision loss if not prevent it all together in the workplace and/or work/life as so many working from home……..