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Use of smart cards on London construction site helps cuts costs
19 Jan 2012

The use of smart cards on a construction site in London has helped developers cut costs and improve efficiency, it has been claimed.

Construction firms Bam Nuttall and Taylor Woodrow have issued staff working on the £250 million upgrade of Tottenham Court Road station with CSCS smart cards, reports Construction News.

These cards were initially used to allow site-based staff to access the station but the scheme has now been extended so that workers' cards are also loaded with project-specific information.

This means that when staff swipe their cards over a reader at the site's gates, the access control system will check records to see if they have the relevant training.

Jez Haskins, Taylor Woodrow/ BAM Nuttall project director at Tottenham Court Road, told the news provider: "Using the technology available through CSCS SmartCards has made ensuring that workers on our Tottenham Court Road site are competent much simpler and quicker.

"Using them for gaining access to the site too means that workers only need one card which makes life easier for them and more cost-effective for us."

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