Read the latest news and blogs surrounding access control, time and attendance systems and integrated security solutions with Tensor plc.
HR software creates reports showing those personnel who are sick
A major nursing union has promised to fight a new staff incentive system which includes changes to sickness benefit. Sarah Zanoni from the Royal College of Nursing said staff should also be appropriately rewarded and described pay proposals put forward by a consortium of local health trusts as a “cartel”. A document containing the proposals notes potential opposition to such changes from unions and raises the possibility that, to secure them, “trusts would be obliged to dismiss and re-engage staff”. Time and Attendance technology from Tensor quickly identifies areas where normal working patterns have not been followed. Our WinTA software allows management or HR to view all time and attendance information including sickness or absence records for an employee or a single department. Designing your own reports is easy! Using a ‘drag & drop’ interface, reports are quickly defined. ‘Only if’ reports can be created to show, for example, only those who have worked overtime, those who are sick, or other types of absences.
Time and attendance network warns about Working Time Regulations infringements
Volunteers from a work programme spent part of the night under London Bridge before the Diamond Jubilee Thames pageant on Sunday, it has emerged. The company involved, Close Protection UK, has apologised for their mistake. The volunteers were bussed in from out of town for the celebrations marking the Queen’s Jubilee. The Guardian newspaper reported that one of those affected said conditions were “freezing”. It was alleged the workers had no access to toilets during their 14-hour shift. Time and Attendance Systems from Tensor handle the requirements of time and attendance, rostering and shift patterns. From simple determination of overtime by the number of daily hours worked to the more complex payment of overtime hours adjusted when periodic targets are not met, our WinTA networks can supply working rules to calculate the correct result. Working rules can be modified to suit your company’s Working Time agreements. You are pre-warned when applying a shift pattern that will result in a Working Time Regulations infringement.
Alarms and hooters can be connected to workplace access control unit
Judges have called for additional security in court because they fear being attacked. When asked, one of the factors they were most concerned about was the small stature of some security officers who are handcuffed to convicts during court hearings. The questions arose in the first-ever survey by the Scottish Court Service on the views of judges and sheriffs on their work. Suggestions for improved security included screening of people entering courts to be put in place at all times. Tensor Access Lite is the latest in our proven range of commercial access control products, from simple door and registration point control, through to a fully computerised global network. With Tensor Access Lite and Tensor’s Access Scanners, you can control most standard types of internal and external electronic, magnetic door releases and devices at the workplace. A variety of access equipment, devices and releases can be connected via the scanner control unit including: alarms and hooters, break glass buttons, door locks, fingerprint readers and scanners.
Personnel product includes training information for pending company courses
“Occasionally saying we have the best generation of teachers we’ve ever had in no way compensates for the onslaught of attacks,” is the call of arms from union boss Christine Blower. The NUT general secretary is advocating strikes by teachers over pay in the autumn term while fellow union leaders suggested refusing to co-operate with some government initiatives. At a joint press conference this week Ms Blower and NASUWT leader Chris Keates said the teaching profession was in “crisis”. Easily upgradable Personnel and Time and Attendance integrated products from Tensor allow the bespoke installation of a new version as and when your company grows in size. All versions of Tensor’s software come complete with EU Working Time Directive modules. The software includes training information for pending courses, including locations, descriptions and notes; plus a Pay Reviewer function including reports, projected pay increases and salary expenditure. Overtime, multiple pay bands/shifts and night shifts are other features of our leading attendance recording smart card systems.
Up to nine absence reason codes can be stored in staff clocking stations
Doctors next month will take industrial action for the first time since the 1970s. GPs have defended a decision to refuse all non-urgent care for a period of 24-hour action on June 21. A majority of doctors voted in favour of action in a ballot of 104,000 union members over pension changes. Dean Royles, director of NHS Employers, commented: “We know that doctors are anxious about changes to their pensions. But no-one wants to see patients dragged into the argument.” Tensor are the specialists in attendance monitoring networks using the latest clocking technology. Our user-friendly clocking stations enable staff to swiftly view their absences, to book jobs and to request holidays. Up to nine absence reason codes can also be stored in the clocking station. These allow clocking out for configurable reasons such as Dentist, Business or Smoking Break. Using the WinTA software you can define multiple paid or unpaid breaks and ask it to insert breaks if an employee does not clock them.
Fire roll call software prints list containing names of onsite employees
On Monday a chemical plant was hit by a huge fire. The blaze at a processing plant in south-east London sent smoke billowing over the city. A dozen fire crews fought the flames, which overtook around half of the factory warehouse when the conflagration was at its peak. The incident was reported in the early hours of the morning and the fire was put out by about 06:50, London Fire Brigade said. Fire roll call software that will automatically print off a report in the event of a fire or other emergency can be included within Tensor’s security products. In an evacuation situation, staff members simply log themselves on and off site using either their proximity read smart cards or key fobs. In the event of an emergency, the fire roll call software informs the office while simultaneously activating your existing warning system. An evacuation list which contains the names of your onsite employees is then printed at a safe pre-determined remote point.
Job costing and clock on system communicates in real time
Ministry of Defence officials said an arms deal secured by BAE for £1.9bn ($3bn) would safeguard more than 200 UK jobs while providing Saudi Arabia with “cutting edge officer and aircrew training capability”. PM David Cameron said the deal was “more good news for British jobs, for British investment and British Aerospace”. BAE will supply Hawk trainer jets built at various sites to the Saudis. The Unite union’s Ian Waddell said a “massive challenge” remained to save 650 jobs. Tensor supplies cost-saving Time & Attendance systems that are leaders in the field of payroll, job costing and absence monitoring. The new range of T32xx clocks actively communicate with the computer system when a person clocks, books them ‘ON’ to a job or uses their smart card to open a door. Real time communications provides you with the information as it occurs. All user activity within the system is recorded for audit purposes, with time and date transactions of information both before and after changes.
Anti intruder magnetic door release can be installed without PC connection
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair was today (Monday) accused live on television of war crimes by an intruder. The footage of the protester was captured because Mr Blair at the time was giving evidence about the influence of the media on politics. The protestor shouted accusations about the Iraq war at the ex-PM before being removed from the Royal Courts of Justice. Mr Blair went on to deny all allegations made by the man. Tensor access control devices ensure that intruders do not gain entry to your premises. The Tensor T3512 Low Cost 1 Scanner System involves magnetic door release with built in door monitoring using a smart card scanner. The T3512 can be installed without a PC connection. Here, it is easily installed and set up using a Master Card to add or delete users. Whilst the T3511 controller performs best when connected to a PC, using it in standalone mode means it can function in the simplest of environments, with minimal fuss.
Business entry well protected with tamper resistant full height turnstiles
An English Heritage site manager spoke out about criminal acts at a 2,500 year-old tourist attraction. Peter Bleach said the latest damage to Scarborough Castle is “extremely disappointing.” He added: “People often climb the 300-ft cliff walls to gain access during the night. This is very dangerous as the walls are 900 years old and are unstable.” Taking the fence and warning signs were “very irresponsible. Whoever did this placed themselves and the public at serious risk of death.” Tensor’s gates, barriers, and turnstiles are ideal for protecting and securing outdoor sites or exterior areas of a business. Our barriers fully integrate with our smart card and biometric access control systems. When absolute entrance or exit security is required, full height turnstiles are the perfect solution and they are suitable for unmanned locations. Tensor’s full height turnstiles are tamper-resistant and weatherproof ensuring they can last in even the most unforgiving of environments. For more information on a Tensor turnstile, please contact our sales team.