Alun Baker Joins Us as Non-Executive Chairman

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We are pleased to announce that Alun Baker has joined us as the new non-executive Chairman of Biosite.

With over 20 years’ experience in Executive Leadership and Chairman roles in fast growing Technology and Services companies, Alun brings with him a wealth of knowledge and is set to be an invaluable addition to the business. He has previously worked with companies such as Oracle, Tibco Software, Procurian/Accenture, Viewpoint Construction Software and Merrill Corporation.

Alun says, “I’m incredibly excited to be a part of the Biosite team. They have done a fantastic job realising extensive growth in a challenging economic environment, and have established a Alun Baker for webleadership position in access control and security in the Construction Sector.”

Alun was particularly interested in Biosite’s offering of complete solutions into access control and workforce management, security, and health and safety on construction sites. He recognised the quality of the team and the excellent range of products, especially considering the scale of the opportunity in the UK and internationally to continue and even accelerate the already fast growing environment. His vast experience of helping to position companies for growth and supporting them through the different challenges and opportunities associated with this is what makes this new appointment ideal.

Alun continues, “In a world where risk mitigation and securing the health and safety of workers and the public is paramount, construction teams can use Biosite’s products, services and software to not only secure sites from an access control perspective but also to ensure the right people, with appropriate certification and skills, are working on construction projects.

“I look forward to working closely with the team at Biosite and Mobeus Equity Partners to help to guide strategic initiatives to continue this progress. The Construction Sector is being revolutionised with BIM (Building Information Modelling) and Biosite is incredibly well placed to satisfy the thirst for data that the digitisation of the Construction Industry demands.”

5 Technology Hacks for Construction Sites

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Click to download 5 Technology Hacks for construction sites PDF

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Managing construction projects and the people working on them day to day is complex and challenging.

Here are some ideas for innovative Project Managers to consider:

1. Reduce the time it takes to carry out an onsite induction by 7%

Have your operatives carry out an Online Induction before they arrive on site. An Online Induction walks operatives through general company health and safety policies, ensuring they have a good basic knowledge prior to arriving on site.
On average, Online Induction has proven to reduce the time it takes to carry out an onsite induction by 7%.

2. Biometric Access Control specifically for Construction sites

More accurate than standard fingerprint scanners, facial recognition systems or conventional swipe card and PIN based identification systems. By using biometric access control you will establish a unique profile for operatives using his or her biometrics, meaning operatives who register on different sites with different biographic information can be recognised and linked by their fingerprint.

3. Are your Fire Alarms integrated with your Access Control System?

When used in conjunction with the Biosite Access Control System, market leading wireless fire alarms will enable automatic turnstile release upon alarm activation – allowing for faster evacuation. A roll call report will be automatically printed listing all operatives onsite via subcontractor.

4. Manage your Deliveries and Resources online

Online Delivery Management systems enable the easy booking of deliveries and resources such as cranes, and facilitates the recording of information when deliveries arrive. Subcontractors can pre request a delivery slot and resources, which is then reviewed and approved by site, with full notifications. The information logged through Biosite’s Delivery Management tool can be reported in its own right, or used by the carbon reporting suite to compute CO2 emissions data necessary for BREEAM reporting.

5. Use Media Screens to display real- time Information at a glance

Install media screens at multiple points around a construction site to communicate health and safety messages and key site information to your operatives. Each screen can be configured to display its own media
stream. Content can include: site summary information about hours worked, accident free days and total carbon used, interspersed with health and safety messages and TV news channels.

Display real time information at a glance, such as:

  • Number of top trade & subcontractors on site. Number of operatives on site.
  • Number of First Aiders, Fire Marshalls etc on site.
    

Find out more at www.www.biositesystems.com or call 0121 374 2939

Mosaic employed to help Costain & Skanska on HS2 enabling works project

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Costain and Skanska have been awarded the South Enabling Works Contract for High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd. The award is worth up to £300m to the Joint Venture (JV) parties over four years. Mosaic has been chosen as the preferred partner to deliver an online health and safety solution, supporting their workforce and supply chain for the period of the works.

The project will cover the essential preparatory work needed to deliver the main HS2 programme on time and on budget. It will create jobs and training opportunities across the JV’s UK-wide supply chain. Mosaic will provide the JV with branded smart card access facilities that allows the clients to easily check workforce competencies across the supply chain.

The package will also include functionality that allows all safety briefings and ‘toolbox’ talks to be captured in real-time, thereby allowing total transparency of ‘safety’ delivery. Occupational Health will also be recorded via the system along with Fatigue monitoring of safety critical workers.

John Micciche, Mosaic’s MD said “We are delighted to be involved with Costain & Skanska on this prestigious infrastructure project. Once again will be delivering a Passport Solution for their workforce that truly allows their Project Managers real-time health & safety data. This will certainly be beneficial to both the workforce and the bottom line over the course of the project, as accuracy is guaranteed and administration time reduced”.

Have you registered for The SHE Show North West 2017?

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ad-nwThe SHE Show North West, 26th September 2017, Hilton Hotel Blackpool

Come and visit us at stand 22 at the SHE Show – North West on the Tuesday 26th September 2017 at the The Hilton Hotel in Blackpool.

For this year’s SHE Show North West we have a fantastic line up of speakers, including Former Professional Footballer and Chairman of the Footballers’ Association, Clark Carlisle. Clarke will openly share his very personal story and aims to help others recognise the warning signs of depression before it gets too much to handle

The theme of this year’s event is: It’s all about People, Behaviour and Culture Change.

Please click here to view the full compelling conference programme.

Please click here to register for the event (£175 + vat)

ABOUT BIOSITE

biosite-biometric-access-control-construction-siteBiosite’s integrated biometric access control, workforce management and wireless fire alarm systems are designed specifically to address the complex health and safety needs of the construction industry – ensuring compliance, whilst improving productivity and reducing cost. Product highlights include:

  • Global view of operations across multiple sites, from one secure online portal.
  • Sub-contractors are able to pre-register operatives before they arrive on site, reducing site based registration time and ensuring the consistent capture of vital information such as CSCS, Passport/Visa and ‘Right to Work’.
  • Online inductions communicate health and safety information to operatives, ensuring site familiarisation prior to arriving on site.
  • Secure entry and exit to site based on accreditation information, coupled with unique biometric verification, ensures only inducted workers with genuine and up to date accreditations are granted access to site. Alleviating concerns around Illegal workers, fake documentation (eg CSCS cards) and credential expiry.
  • Smooth and speedy throughput. Accurate time and attendance recording.

Biosite-wireless-Fire-Alarms-with-First-Aid-Call-PointsMercury – Biosite’s NEW wireless fire alarm system is feature rich and offers cost effective, robust protection for construction sites and workers. The fully wireless interconnecting fire alarm system is comprised of: Base Station, Fire Alarm with First Aid Call Point, Smoke/Heat detector.

Biosite’s comprehensive product offering also includes: delivery management, document management, CCTV, time lapse, and manned guarding.

Biosite systems have completely transformed workforce management, health and safety and security within the construction sector and as the industry continues to evolve, so will Biosite. With in-house research, software development and production capability, Biosite is perfectly placed to help construction organisations streamline operations and ensure heath and safety.

Established in 2010 and currently employing over 70 people, Biosite provide systems to over 600 construction sites across the UK and have framework and supply chain agreements in place with leading construction companies, including: The Wates Group, Bouygues UK, Willmott Dixon, St George Plc | Berkeley Group and Quadrant Construction.

We hope to see you at the SHE Show – North West, where we will be delighted to demonstrate our integrated systems to you.

Biosite: Construction Enquirer Top 10 Award Winner: ‘Best Construction Supplier to Work With (

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Best construction supplier to work with (under 25m)Biosite is delighted to be named as a Top 10 Award Winner in the ‘Best Construction Supplier to Work With (<£25m)’ category, at the 2017 The Construction Enquirer Awards.

Construction Enquirer editor Aaron Morby said: “The industry has voted in vast numbers for its favourite firms making these awards the real people’s choice.

Letting real industry people decide winners is a much better way of recognising great performance and only the Enquirer can deliver this level of response from construction companies.

It will be great to see all the winners on the night and tables will book up fast as firms rightly reward their staff with a top night out.”

Li Wang, Managidsc_6474ng Director at Biosite Systems Limited comments, “We are thrilled to be named as a Top Ten award winner at the Construction Enquirer Awards. These awards are particularly special to us as they are voted for by over 10,000 construction industry peers.

Moreover, being declared one of the Top Ten best construction suppliers to work with (<£25m) recognises the efforts of our dedicated staff.  

Since Biosite was founded in 2010, we have grown to an 80+ strong team and are proud to service over 600 construction sites across the UK. 

As we continue to grow: innovation, exemplary customer service and a flexible approach to client needs will remain at the heart of our business.”

The Construction Enquirer Top Ten award winners are revealed here.

The Construction Enquirer Awards are dedicated to recognising and rewarding the industry’s best companies to work for and the best firms to do business with.

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Taking place at the Vox, Birmingham on 10 October 2017, the Construction Enquirer Awards will be attended by directors and senior staff from leading construction firms.

For more information on Biosite, please download the Biosite overview brochure PDF by clicking the button below, email us at info@biositesystems.com or call 0121 374 2939 to book a demo today!

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Welcome to the Biosite Bulletin

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li-wang2“Since Biosite was founded in 2010, we have grown to an 80+ strong team and are proud to service over 600 construction sites across the UK. As we grow, we want to ensure that communication and customer service remains at the top of our agenda. We pride ourselves on our flexible and rapid approach to responding to client needs. We hope you enjoy reading about the latest news, events and innovations from Biosite. If you have any feedback please get in touch.”

Li Wang – Managing Director, Biosite Systems


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Biosite selected as standardised Access Control for BAM Western
Following a stringent tender process, Bristol-based operation, BAM Western, has selected Biosite as its standardised access control system. With a team of 185 people and a supply chain of around 1,000 firms, BAM Construction’s £120m turnover Western region requires consistent systems to ensure secure and efficient operations across their sites.

Andrew Hilton, Commercial Contracts Manager, BAM Plant comments, BAM Plant is BAM’s dedicated Plant business and plays an essential role in almost all BAM projects. Our activities cover a wide range of mechanical and non-mechanical equipment, from site accommodation and communication links to electrical installation and fabrication services. BAM Plant had already supplied many BAM sites with Biosite and therefore we were confident in the breadth of functionality and service levels they could provide the Western region.”  Read more.

 


wates-site-induction-video-biosite-2New Wates Group site induction video 
“New Wates Group site induction video produced for use on all project site inductions. The 15-minute video covers all essential Health, Safety, Environment and Quality information, as well as the standards we expect to be set, and complied with, on all our sites.

The video has been professionally developed and produced exclusively for Wates and will ultimately be available as part of our on-line operative pre-enrolment process, which will go live in January 2018, and which will be managed by our supply chain partner Biosite.” Read more.

 


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Mercury – the revolutionary NEW Wireless Fire Alarm System for the construction industry
Q1 of 2017 saw the launch of Biosite’s new Mercury Wireless Fire Alarm system. Comprised of a fully wireless interconnecting system: Base Station, Fire Alarm with First Aid Call Point, Smoke/Heat detector, Mercury is feature rich and offers cost effective, robust protection for construction sites and workers.

When used in conjunction with the Biosite Access Control System, the unique wireless fire alarm enables automatic turnstile release upon alarm activation – allowing for faster evacuation. Roll call reports will be printed listing operatives by subcontractor. Read More.

 


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Managing construction projects and the people working on them day to day is complex and challenging.

Here are some ideas for innovative Project Managers to consider.

Read more.

 


The SHE Show – NW

ad-nwWe are delighted to be exhibiting for the first time at the SHE (Safety, Health & Environment) Show – North West on the Tuesday 26th September 2017, at the The Hilton Hotel in Blackpool.

With the construction industry historically accounting for a third of attendees at the SHE shows and VolkerStevin as the headline sponsor, it’s a great opportunity for us to network and discuss how Biosite technology can help solve the health and safety challenges of the construction industry. Click here to register. We hope to see you there.

 


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Safety & Health Expo

Safety & Health Expo 2017 welcomed tens of thousands of safety and health professionals to the ExCeL in London in June and we were delighted to meet many of them on the Biosite stand. Read more.


 

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Biosite support Wates’ Annual Fundraiser in aid of ‘Construct A Future’

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Wates LogoBiosite are delighted to be supporting Wates’ 2 hour karting endurance charity event, which will take place at the world famous Buckmore Park Circuit in Kent on the evening of 21st September 2017.

DSC_1792Mike Bryant, Wates’ Framework Account Manager at Biosite (pictured left) comments,This is another wonderful example of the Wates’ fundraising activities. We are looking forward to competing in what will be an enjoyable event, and of course delighted to support a worthwhile charity like Construct A Future.”

Construct A Future is a not for profit organisation that helps offenders and those at risk of offending find sustainable employment. Construct A Future predominately use the Wates supply chain and network of companies to help provide the opportunities.

Wates have invited selected companies in their suuply chain to enter teams, with the entry fee being donated to charity.

The event will comprise of a 2 hour Karting Endurance at the World Famous Buckmore Park Circuit in Kent and a buffet and hog roast.

Biosite will be holding a series qualifying races over the next few weeks to decide who will be representing Biosite and competing for the GOLD! We will of course report back with the results of the event!
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About Buckmore Park

Owned by John Surtees, Buckmore Park is a famous go-karting circuit situated in Chatham, Kent. It has been the proving ground for many now famous Formula One drivers such as three time world champion Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button.

BAM Western select Biosite biometric Access Control for construction sites

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bam-logoFollowing a stringent tender process, Bristol-based operation, BAM Western has selected Biosite as its standardised access control system.

With a team of 185 people and a supply chain of around 1,000 firms, BAM Construction’s £120m turnover Western region requires consistent systems to ensure secure and efficient operations across their sites.

Having previously used multiple suppliers across its region, BAM Western knew that by standardising access control and workforce management systems it would benefit from better economies of scale as well as more intelligent data, which would enhance decision making.

biosite-biometric-access-control-construction-site-smallBAM Western was already aware of the benefits Biosite could bring through its sister company BAM Plant.

Andrew Hilton, Commercial Contracts Manager, BAM Plant comments, ”BAM Plant is BAM’s dedicated Plant business and plays an essential role in almost all BAM projects. Our activities cover a wide range of mechanical and non-mechanical equipment, from site accommodation and communication links to electrical installation and fabrication services. BAM Plant had already supplied many BAM sites with Biosite and therefore we were confident in the breadth of functionality and service levels they could provide the Western region.”

Market Evaluation

In order to evaluate the market, BAM Western held an access control tender review workshop where numerous suppliers were invited to demonstrate their systems. All companies were scored on the same criteria: service support, software, hardware, reportsKingdon_Graham (New), future development, ease of use, support, security and cost.

Graham Kingdon, BAM Western’s Construction Director commentsFollowing a rigorous selection process, we chose to partner with Biosite for the provision of biometric site access, security and workforce management solutions for our Western region sites. As BAM Plant already had a solid relationship with Biosite it made sense for us to source Biosite solution via BAM Plant. We were particularly impressed with Bioiste’s reporting capability at group level and their integrated product offering and ability to scale in the future. In addition, we were confident that Biosite would support our initiative to increase our use of apprentices and people who were previously unemployed. Through the precise recording of time spent on site by these categories, we can now accurately report internally and externally. Moreover, we can set ourselves ambitious targets to ensure we constantly improve our performance.”

Li Wang, Managing Director of Biosite Systems comments: “We are delighted that Biosite has been selected as the standardised access control solution for BAM Western region. We are confident that our system will improve efficiencies and give directors a global view of projects and data. By using Biosite across multiple sites, BAM Western will benefit from enhanced decision making and cost savings – through the capture and analysis of information relating to operative and site performance. We look forward to building on our partnership with BAM Western and BAM Plant in years to come.”dsc_6474

By investing in Biosite technology, BAM Western will benefit from:

  • Secure site access based on unique biometric and accreditation information, time and attendance reporting, online induction and integrated wireless fire alarms.
  • Standardised processes across all sites whilst giving full traceability and detailed reporting.
  • Efficient and smooth induction for subcontractors and avoidance of duplicated administration.
  • Reliable, user friendly, biometric access control capable of processing low quality fingerprints and avoiding the fraudulent use of ID cards or pin numbers.
  • Prior to working on site, the workforce (BAM & its supply chain) has the required CSCS card and comply with the Build UK Training Standard.
  • Only those operatives with appropriate CSCS and CSPS accreditation are able to gain access to site.
  • Reduced risk through the creation of a robust audit trail and health and safety records.
  • Integrated near miss reporting – a fast and efficient way of reporting near misses.

Click here to find out more about biometric Access Control from Biosite or call 0121 374 2939 to book your demo today !

Biosite: Where technology meets construction

Leading construction companies trust pioneering software solutions and systems provider Biosite for standardised biometric site access control, fire safety and workforce management at site level and for the intelligent analysis of data and visibility of multiple site operations at corporate level. Biosite’s integrated suite of products include Biometric Access Control, Wireless Fire Alarms, Online Induction, Delivery Management, CCTV, Time Lapse, Document Management and Manned Guarding. Established in 2010 and currently employing over 60 people, Birmingham-based Biosite provide systems to over 500 construction sites and have Framework Agreements in place with seven leading UK construction companies across the UK. Their clients include Wates, Willmott Dixon, Vinci, Kier and Bouygues.

New Wates Group site induction video produced for use on all project site inductions

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Wates LogoReposted from Wates Group website – click here to read original article. “New Wates Group site induction video produced for use on all project site inductions.

The 15-minute video covers all essential Health, Safety, Environment and Quality information, as well as the standards we expect to be set, and complied with, on all our sites.

The video has been professionally developed and produced exclusively for Wates and will ultimately be available as part of our on-line operative pre-enrolment process, which will go live in January 2018, and which will be managed by our supply chain partner Biosite.”

To find out more about Biosite online induction and pre-enrolement for construction sites click here or call 0121 374 2939.

 

The SHE Show North West – Biosite exhibiting on stand 22

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We are delighted to be exhibiting for the first time at the SHE Show – North West on the Tuesday 26th September 2017 at the The Hilton Hotel in Blackpool. Please come and visit us at stand 22.

With the construction industry historically accounting for around 32% of attendees at the SHE (Safety, Health & Environment) shows and VolkerStevin as the headline sponsor, it’s a great opportunity for us to network and discuss how Biosite technology can help solve the health and safety challenges of the construction industry.

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Previous events have proved to be a great success with the delegates commenting:

“I can genuinely say that this was the best SHE Event that I have attended in my 27 year career in Safety.
The emphasis upon people, leadership and behaviour made a refreshing change and is a welcome contrast to
the usual focus upon legislation, statistics and standards that is broadcast at many such events. The standard
of speakers not only held my interest, but also stimulated thought and ideas. I also liked the fact that the exhibition was relatively small; during the dedicated exhibition viewing times I could engage in a relaxed manner”
HSE Manager at Kier Group

“A lively, relevant and thought provoking event which was very well organised and exceeded my expectations. Excellent, witty,and relevant expert speakers kept me engaged throughout the day”
McLaren Construction – SHE Training Manager/ SHE Manager

“Engaging H&S Conference that shows “how conferences should be done!”construction-system-software-biosite
Coffey Group – H&S Manager

About Biosite

Biosite’s integrated biometric access control, workforce management and wireless fire alarm systems are designed specifically to address the complex health and safety needs of the construction industry – ensuring compliance, whilst improving productivity and reducing cost. Product highlights include:

  • Global view of operations across multiple sites, from one secure online portal.
  • Sub-contractors are able to pre-register operatives before they arrive on site, reducing site based registration time and ensuring the consistent capture of vital information such as CSCS, Passport/Visa and ‘Right to Work’.
  • Online inductions communicate health and safety information to operatives, ensuring site familiarisation prior to arriving on site.
  • Secure entry and exit to site based on accreditation information, coupled with unique biometric verification, ensures only inducted workers with genuine and up to date accreditations are granted access to site. Alleviating concerns around Illegal workers, fake documentation (eg CSCS cards) and credential expiry.
  • Smooth and speedy throughput. Accurate time and attendance recording.

Mercury – Biosite’s NEW wireless fire alarm system is feature rich and offers cost effective, robust protection for construction sites and workers. The fully wireless interconnecting fire alarm system is comprised of: Base Station, Fire Alarm with First Aid Call Point, Smoke/Heat detector.

Biosite’s comprehensive product offering also includes: delivery management, document management, CCTV, time lapse, and manned guarding.

Biosite systems have completely transformed workforce management, health and safety and security within the construction sector and as the industry continues to evolve, so will Biosite. With in-house research, software development and production capability, Biosite is perfectly placed to help construction organisations streamline operations and ensure heath and safety.

Established in 2010 and currently employing over 70 people, Biosite provide systems to over 600 construction sites across the UK and have framework and supply chain agreements in place with leading construction companies, including: The Wates Group, Bouygues UK, Willmott Dixon, St George Plc | Berkeley Group and Quadrant Construction.

We hope to see you at the SHE Show – North West, where we will be delighted to demonstrate our integrated systems to you.