PowerX Equipment join mp connect scheme
Smartcard and app streamline operations and offer assurances of compliance and competence
POWERX Equipment have recently joined the mp connect smartcard and app scheme, which has been established by the Mineral Products Qualifications Council (MPQC) in collaboration with the Mineral Products Association (MPA) and is gradually being rolled out nationally.
Once an mp connect card has been scanned, the system records arrival on site and checks that credentials required for the site have been met. The appropriate records are then displayed to the site staff to confirm driver identity.
This helps streamline operations and reduces the time spent waiting on participating sites and has the added benefit of providing real-time information on site updates, such as safety alerts or closures.
Matt Dare, PowerX Equipment’s business and compliance manager, explained: ‘Currently, our team need to carry multiple cards to verify their credentials to work on site, but mp connect allows access to an individual’s record of achievement in the form of a single wallet-sized card.
‘When the mp connect card is placed on a reader, it displays an individual’s record of training to site staff. As well as showing general information about the individual’s level of competence, it provides site-specific information, such as a record of site induction.
‘We were eager to join the scheme as it is industry-recognized and more relatable to our daily activities, engaging more within our industry,’ said Mr Dare.
As well as checking credentials, the app can notify an individual when their certifications are due for renewal in plenty of time before expiry. This information is also available on the online portal, which helps the HR department plan and schedule training to avoid any gaps in their team’s training records.
Mr Dare concluded: ‘We are really excited to be part of this new scheme, as we feel it not only benefits us with its information and streamlining, but it also helps our customers quickly verify our team for site entry, reducing downtime and offering additional assurances of our relevant compliance and competency.
‘It also allows us to develop the team through a CPD scheme and gives us access to regular developments from MPQC/MPA.’
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