Tensor MCVS delivers enhanced security controls for contractors working on sensitive sites


The London Gatwick airport is gearing up for one of the largest development phases in its history, with a £180m travel hub being planned, in order to replace the existing Pier 1, opened in 1962. But given the particular features of this enterprise, additional security provisions will have to be put in place for contractors, and this is exactly where Tensor could put its extensive experience to work.

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Right now, according to a news report on the matter, demolition work has begun on a 50-year-old travel hub in order to make way for a building that will have five new aircraft stands and a total floor area of 269,000 sq ft.

This pier will include revamped facilities for passengers, airlines and baggage handling and represents a major investment, especially since last year, Pier 1 handled 1.9 million passengers, which is equivalent to five per cent of the airport’s total traffic.

Stewart Wingate, chief executive at London Gatwick, said: “The new pier and baggage project will provide passengers with a new and much-improved experience from check-in, right through to the panoramic views down the runway that can be enjoyed while waiting for a flight.”

Naturally, such an enterprise will involve a huge effort from developers and construction companies, who are likely to hire quite a large number of independent contractors for this job.

And given today’s stringent security requirements, especially as far as airports are concerned, implementing a top-range Monitoring of Contractor and Visitor System (“MCVS”) is really a must. That’s where Tensor could really make a difference, since our MCVS Enterprise system is designed specifically to control contractors’ access to a specific site.

Tensor’s MCVS System replaces an existing paper based system or where no system previously existed at all. MCVS Enterprise is simple to use, easy and quick to install and a good starting point for businesses that want to get a better handle on people who come to their premises. It also provides proof of ‘due diligence’ in demonstrating that the business has a rudimentary system of managing visitors for health & safety purposes.

One of the key features of MCVS Enterprise is the possibility to book appointments in advance and pre-book on-site contractors. As soon as an appointment is made, notification emails are sent to both the visitor and their host, informing them of the appointment’s date, time and location.

Additionally, companies that do not have a front desk Receptionist can use MCVS Enterprise with touch screen technology so visitors with appointments can book themselves in or out.

Furthermore, the MCVS Enterprise system can be easily integrated with a Tensor access control system to limit where visitors can go, and also sports a reporting system so that you can search on previous visits and perform basic analysis and reporting of visitor activity.

If you’d like to find out more about the Tensor MCVS Enterprise system, just contact our dedicated product team or Book a Demo, our representatives will be more than happy to answer any and all of your queries.

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