Construction technology provider Causeway Technologies has acquired workforce competency and authority-to-work system developer Reference Point.
Reference Point has more than 35,000 organisations and 3.5 million workers using its systems globally.
Via mobile workforce management system, SkillGuard, it delivered the Network Rail Sentinel system (the largest health and safety passport system in the world), as well as the Highways Passport scheme.
In Australia, the Rail Industry Worker Programme covers the entire Australasian rail industry.
Transport for London (TfL) uses its digital membership software platform, Gencarda, and eLearning training and management solution, CourseSight, to manage all training across its supply chain.
The acquisition provides Causeway with a service for industry bodies, asset owners and contractors to manage operatives’ identity, training compliance, health, safety, and resource management across the supply chain.
It’s also a digital space for operatives to hold their competencies and identify themselves.
Clients and customers include Balfour Beatty, Kier, National Highways and Tarmac, as well as Thames Water and Network Rail.
“We understand that the skills shortage is one of the largest pressures facing the industry right now, and so with this latest acquisition of Reference Point, Causeway is committed to providing technology solutions that help our customers tackle this head on,” said Ollie McGovern, chief commercial officer, at Causeway.
Adding: “The addition of Reference Point will also enable Causeway to further build on the work we are doing to provide awareness and interventions with mental health for construction operatives, where rates of suicide are three times that of other industries.
“We are well placed as a technology provider to help drive real change across the industry, and by incorporating Reference Point’s expertise and technology into our platform, we’re striving to help our customers create safer, healthier work environments for their workforces.”
Buckinghamshire-headquartered Causeway was founded in 1999 by chief executive, Phil Brown, and has more than 500 employees.
It provides enterprise and cloud software solutions to support the construction and maintenance industries.
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