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Building site agreement

Shepherd Construction, a nationally-operating public and private sector contractor, has signed a framework agreement with the Merseyside-based biometrics installer Human Recognition Systems (HRS) to fit a site management system across all future UK sites.

HRS’ MSite Corporate is a cloud-based workforce information management system that gives a view of workforce activity across all of the construction firm’s sites. Using a biometric (hand), pictured, to identify a worker, th product takes in site access security, health and safety reporting and compliance and time and attendance by collecting and reporting on streams of operational information. The contractor can identify its workforce and manage access rights and site activities in accordance with company policies.

Darren Shattock, SHE Director at Shepherd Construction, says: “As a leading national contractor, the adoption of the HRS MSite system complements our longstanding, respected and conscientious approach and commitment to the health and safety of every individual on our sites. Our primary objective was to enhance our operations and ensure that we could more efficiently control all movements on and off site and accurately record the information in such a way that would allow us to proactively monitor and review the data captured to enhance our overall SHE performance. HRS MSite had a number of key differentiators that made it the preferred choice for Shepherd Construction.”

Shepherd can manage site safety through ‘dual zone’ sites. This features a security cabin that provides access to a non-PPE welfare safe zone and combines with the MSite Pod to control access to the main building site. Pre-enrolment assists in induction for site workers, whilst HRS’ partnership with the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) means that only workers with the correct authority and competencies can gain access to the company’s building sites.

HRS has worked on large construction sites including London Bridge and Victoria Station and has framework agreements with Carillion and Lend Lease. The company’s MSite Corporate offering is supported by enhancements made to MSite 5.0. MSite 5.0 was chosen by Shepherd after a proof of concept at a major development in Blackpool.

And Simon Meyer, Operations Director at Human Recognition Systems, says: “We are pleased to have worked in partnership with Shepherd Construction to prove the solution works for them and look forward to working on new developments and opportunities to support their growth aspirations.

“Firms are moving towards solutions that offer true site management rather than simply access control as the construction industry’s demands continue to evolve. Human Recognition Systems’ MSite Corporate solution has been specifically designed to deliver this by allowing managers to access important information automatically and in real-time to help better manage sites without the overhead or manual input.”

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