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UK building services uses biometric roster control

Simeio : 11 September, 2013  (Application Story)
Site rostering at JS Wright is being performed with handheld biometric identification equipment and cloud-based software
UK building services uses biometric roster control

JS Wright, a UK building services provider has implemented its Site Roster Control solution to enable accurate monitoring, reporting and management of its employees’ and subcontractors’ working hours.

JS Wright is using eight handheld devices to capture biometric data at point of site entry and exit across eight different locations. The data is managed securely in the cloud, where it can be accessed from anywhere and at any time via Simeio’s web portal. It makes the payroll process much faster and more accurate by building definitive reports detailing all workers’ actual hours on a single site or at multiple locations. The data can be used to populate timesheets automatically, and create customised reports to display live information – including hours logged, absences, qualifications and lateness, sorted by individual, team, contractor or site.

“We became aware that some of our operatives were not completing their set hours so were looking for a time and attendance solution that would help us to better manage people on site,” says Paul Millington, Contracts Support Manager, JS Wright. “We now have access to real-time information on time and attendance and site rosters. This will enable us to realise major improvements in timekeeping and communications on-the-ground across all our employees and subcontractors.”

Simeio’s Site Roster Control provides a flexible platform enabling users to gather large amounts of accurate time and attendance data across multiple sites. Operatives can simply touch in and out when entering and exiting a site using the fingerprint reader on handheld devices. The data is then transmitted over the mobile network and stored securely in a central database. Simeio’s solution is also helping JS Wright with health and safety audit. Before an operative puts their finger on the reader, they have to go through a screen confirming that they have all of their personnel protective equipment (PPE).

“Simeio’s technology ensures construction firms have accurate real-time data available for all of their time management and payroll needs – from paying staff and subcontractors to documentary proof of entry and exit times should employment or project issues arise,” says Ollie McGovern, Managing Director, Simeio. “Our Site Roster Control solution is attractive to companies working on construction sites because it uses small, handheld devices and ensures rapid deployment as there’s not a lot to install and devices are supplied preconfigured. It also provides a practical solution to ensuring Health and Safety compliance.”

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