The initial phase of the solution replaced the old paper Work Permit with an electronically-readable smartcard. The card selected was a high capacity, high security contact smartcard that had capacity to accommodate all competences held by the operative.
A simple, low cost offline smartcard reader was the device selected that could be used anywhere on the infrastructure to check cards for authenticity as well as ensuring that individuals had the competences required.
Initial implementation of the system was successful and has been in use within the business for many years. Since the launch, a range of new functionality has been added such as online training booking, payment and shift planning.
This system has now been implemented across the entire estate and also covers Tube Lines.
"In my experience Reference Point has provided an excellent service to London Underground."