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Skills management system to improve safety

Human Recognition Systems (HRS) has launched a new approach to construction skills management that it claims will make the lives of construction workers safer.

The M Skills system uses cloud technology to allow construction companies to define rules of entry to their sites based on their job role and the training required for that role.

According to HRS, by providing the tools to track who has attended which training courses across all sites, M Skills can then inform access control systems to grant or deny access at the turnstile and automatically enforce company policies.

Lend Lease health and safety director Brian Van Campenhout who has trialled the system said: “What’s different about M Skills is its ability to link seamlessly with our access control system. This allows us to be sure our health and safety policies are being followed on all of our sites across thousands of operatives. If they’re not, untrained workers won’t be able to enter and we are alerted to the problem.”

M Skills has said that failure to share training attendance records between sites and head office has seen many companies lose out on several hundred thousand pounds per annum, in some cases as much as £0.5m in lost CITB grants.

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