CSCS cards can help secure construction sites against unauthorized access


Monitor Contractor Attendance and Worked Hours using a CSCS card and a Tensor system

Deploying a solid and secure access control system that makes full use of workers’ or contractors’ CSCS cards will improve the level of security on construction sites and prevent unauthorized access and thefts.

Such a system could have potentially prevented a rather brazen theft on a construction site in Prestatyn, North Wales, where thieves disguised themselves as construction workers before stealing building equipment from a primary school in broad daylight last autumn.

The building site at Bodnant Community School in Prestatyn was targeted by two suspects wearing high visibility jackets and white hard hats, who entered the site at the school on Nant Hall Road in a white transit van.

Tensor –the partner of choice for Construction / Building Site Access Control

Tensor is a preferred CSCS IT Partner and, as such, has further advanced our integration with the CSCS smartcard to enable features such as auto-learn where in learn mode, when a CSCS smartcard is scanned, several credentials from the CSCS smartcard are auto-inserted into the Tensor.NET software including photograph, name, title, CSCS card number and CSCS card expiry date to allow a seamless data entry facility. Tensor .NET then auto-inserts the CSCS smartcard’s expiry date into the employee leavers date field to ensure that the Tensor.NET denies access to a CSCS smartcard user who attempts to gain access with an expired CSCS smartcard.

Other advanced features that can be enabled include a separate verification process where CSCS smartcard holders must report to a Site Manager for the Site Manager to verify the Contractor’s details before permitting the CSCS smartcard to enter a site. This can be conducted on a site-by-site basis or can be applied to permit usage of a CSCS smartcard across a number of sites.

The CSCS smartcard, when used in conjunction with Tensor’s .NET software, Access Control and Time & Attendance products, provides a very powerful and cost effective means of centralising Time & Attendance, Advanced Access Control and Fire/Evacuation roll-call, re-using an existing CSCS smartcard as base for the entire system.

If you’d like to find out more about the Tensor access control systems and its integration with CSCS cards, just contacts us or Book a Demo, our representatives will be more than happy to answer all of your questions and queries.

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