Countryside Properties breaks new ground with smart site working
Countryside Properties, one of the UK’s foremost housebuilders with a £5.1 billion development programme of new homes, communities and regeneration, is using software from Mosaic Management Systems to pioneer the way in which developers record and manage inductions, site access and worker competence.
Following a successful trial at its site in Harold Wood, Essex, Countryside Properties will be rolling out Mosaic across its key sites. At Kings Park in Harold Wood, Countryside Properties is building an exclusive collection of luxury family homes and contemporary apartments, has around 220 workers on site monthly, the majority of whom are employed by the developer’s sub-contractors. Using Mosaic’s software and CSCS Smartcards, the company has a totally accurate picture of who is on site at any point of the day, how long they are on site, what inductions they have received and what training, qualifications or accreditations they hold.When the site manager reads workers’ CSCS cardsusing a PDA, the Mosaic system instantly tells them whether, using job specific criteria stipulated by Countryside Properties, they are competent to start work. The information can be accessed by authorised site and head office personnel and can also generate reports both for use by Countryside Properties and its supply chain.
David Hudson, Countryside Properties’ Head of Health and Safety comments:
“Ensuring that people are competent to carry out their jobs is vital both to effective health and safety management and to productivity. Using the Mosaic system means that we can be entirely sure that everyone working on our sites has received the required briefings and training which minimises risk to themselves and others of unsafe or unskilled work.
“This initial use of Mosaic’s system is helping us to achieve our objectives and it will shortly be rolled out to other sites in southern England.”