Worker sentenced to prison for using fake CSCS cards


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

A worker on a London construction site has received a prison sentence after being charged with multiple CSCS card fraud offences, a recent news report has been able to reveal.

Isaac Agyekun of London pleaded guilty and sentenced to 18 months imprisonment. The case followed an incident on 17 February at the Westfield shopping centre site in Shepherd’s Bush, when a site manager became suspicious that three people on the site had produced fake CSCS cards.

The manager called the CITB fraud investigator who advised him to call the police involved as the three individuals were still on site. One of the men, later identified as Agyekun, was found and arrested, and later found to be in possession of a number of other fake CSCS cards.

Tensor – your preferred 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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