Value-added facts

Land Mobile reports from the Federation of Communication Services’ annual event, which took place in November in Droitwich

The theme of this year’s FCS annual event was ‘providing customer value’, something which was apparent throughout the course of the day. It was split into two content streams – ‘business radio’ (BR18) and ‘vehicle technology installer’ (VTi18).

Proceedings kicked off in the business radio side of the conference with a keynote presentation from Gordon Jenkins of construction industry certification scheme CSCS. His topic of discussion was ‘qualifying the workforce’, looking specifically at an initiative which uses smart ID cards – in conjunction with a bespoke smartphone app – to verify the identity of those trying to access building sites.

Speaking of this, he said: “The technology provides our industry with a means to verify not only identity, but also the qualifications required for entry onto site to fulfil a particular role. It also shows that they have a basic level of health and safety awareness, which obviously is crucially important. It can also record training, and monitor time and attendance.”

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