Biometrics, the answer to Construction Disputes?
Shaun Oakes, Managing Director of ievo Ltd, explains how modern biometric scanners for access control can give the construction industry not only reliable time & attendance data to avoid contractual disputes but also vital CSCS training standard authentication for Health & Safety.
Whilst it’s generally accepted that biometric fingerprint scanners provide a superior security control measure to that of numeric keypads, fobs or identity cards, for construction sites an integration with time & attendance software brings the added benefit of accurate and reliable records for HR departments, health & safety, attendance records, and, crucially, sub-contract payroll evidence.
Complex construction projects will inevitably involve a host of contractors and sub-contractors whose work will be closely monitored by project management teams. Potential conflicts can work both ways dependant on contracts, with contractors and sub-contractors relying on evidence that they have met contractual obligations and are due to the agreed fee for products or services, with clients and main contractors often claiming a reduction in fees due to non-compliance with the contract. At the end of the day, both sides, if unable to reach a compromise, need accurate information of whom was on site, when and for how long.
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