Chiltern Thrust Bore Compliant to Work on all Network Rail & Transport for London Projects
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All Chiltern Thrust Bore (CTB) employees have Sentinel cards, making CTB compliant to work on TfL projects.
Sentinel cards were introduced by Network Rail in June 2013 to improve workplace safety. Since 2013, Sentinel has been credited with contributing ti an 11% reduction in site inhuries, and from 1 April 2015 has replaced TfL's LUCAS smartcard (existing LUCAS cards will remain valid until they expire).
Sentinel cards each have a unique QR code, which is scanned as a worker enters a worksite. A mobile app used in conjunction with the card is connecred to a database, which checks each worker's authorisation to work, medical records and qualifications.
"TfL's use of Sentinel represents a significant milestone; not only will the two largest operators of the rail infrastructure be able to use the same system but Sentinel well also provide the opportunity to share data on double-shifting, fatigue manage ment and competence restrictions." - Guy Wilmshurst-Smith, head of professional development and trainging at Network Rail.