CSCS offers interesting insights into Construction / Building Site Access Control


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

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) is urging construction companies to make their building sites smarter by implementing latest-generation CSCS card technology supplied by its IT partners.

Using the technology available with CSCS cards can help to improve efficiency and cut costs involved in recording workers’ CSCS data. It is really simple to set up by using smartcard readers and can also be used as a way to access other databases to make data about training, qualifications or other information easily and securely accessible from site.

By using a smart card reader, it’s easier for companies to check whether workers are holding the

right card for the job, while also reducing the number of different cards needed to access sites and saving the site supervisor and management time spent manually checking cards.

Furthermore, CSCS SmartCards can work with access control systems and can even be linked into databases and biometric systems, cutting administration time and the cost of issuing separate access control cards.

Tensor – a leading CSCS partner 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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