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Construction site biometric

Human Recognition Systems (HRS), the Merseyside-based biometrics installers, have integrated their access control product, MSite , with the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS). It means that only personnel with the correct authority and CSCS competencies can gain access to construction sites using the biometric product. The ability to combine MSite, a access control system used in the construction industry with CSCS, consisting of over 1.8 million cardholders in the UK, is intended for managing safety and security protocols on construction sites. The system also helps the installer says to lower company overheads, providing management of construction personnel by replacing manual data entry.

MSite will validate a CSCS card and upon its presentation and biometric authentication via a hand geometry template. Only employees with the correct permissions and CSCS accreditations are granted site access. The standardisation and integration of data from various locations helps to keep unauthorised or unaccredited personnel from accessing the building site. MSite with CSCS is also able to keep track of key site, workforce and sub-contractor information such as the right to work in the UK, penalty points or past health and safety incidents.

Real time automated company-wide reports can be conducted and filtered by contractor across sites. The product can assist with measuring local labour statistics or CO2 figures against business objectives and BREEAM score targets.  Graham Wren, Chief Executive of CSCS, says: “CSCS is a not-for-profit company designed to provide construction employees with portable proof of competency and organisations with a robust means to boost workforce efficiency and streamline costs. The MSite solution from Human Recognition Systems strengthens the competency card scheme further, validating its authenticity and key personnel data to ensure only employees that have the correct competencies and permissions can access a construction site.”

And Simon Meyer, Construction and Operations Director at Human Recognition Systems, says: “The construction industry is lacking a secure, construction-specific two tier authentication method to check construction workers’ identity and competencies before allowing them access to sites. CSCS, combined with construction-specific biometric technology such as MSite, lowers overheads and can accurately identify members of the workforce and manage their competencies. This provides businesses with an easy way of managing access rights and site activities in accordance with company policies and procedures.”

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