Up to 200,000 new jobs could be created in the construction segment over the next 5 years


The UK’s construction sector is poised for growth and will likely create up to 200,000 new jobs over the next 5 years, a recent survey by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) was able to reveal.

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The future estimate from the half year Construction Skills Network (CSN) survey points out that roughly 40,280 additional workers could be required every year to deliver the forecast growth ( 2.9% over the period 2015 – 2019).

James Wates, Chairman of CITB, said: “Construction is one of the UK’s most important industries and it is good to see such a positive outlook forecast. The thriving housing sector and numerous UK infrastructure projects in the pipeline have helped bring confidence back to the industry.

“Employers are in a better position to plan ahead than they have been for some time and through the Industrial Strategy, construction is playing an increasingly important role in delivering economic growth.”

The proper management of all new employees is critical in the construction sector, given the potentially dangerous working conditions on every new building site. For this reason, all workers have to carry their CSCS cards with them at all times, so integrating their functionality with the site’s access control and time and attendance system is a logical step.

Construction workers and other people who hold a CSCS card can use their existing card to clock onto a Tensor Time & Attendance system and/or gain access to a construction site or similar, or use the CSCS card to gain access through turnstiles or car park barriers.

Within Tensor.NET there is a CSCS card wizard. This allows system users to quickly grant contractors access to their clocks and access control system.

One feature most companies will certainly appreciate is the possibility to fully customize badge creation, since the system allows templates for badges to be previewed by the user to see how their badge will appear, populating it with their personal details. Previewed badges can then be printed to any windows supported card printer.

The templates can be single or double sided, in landscape or portrait format and can include a variety of content types, including here text, images and barcodes.

If you’d like to find out more about Tensor’s CSCS Wizard, just contact our dedicated product team or Book a Demo, our representatives will be more than happy to answer every and all of your queries.

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