Sheffield Asphalt plant is a large site with high volumes of wagon movements. The liveried AI wagons are quite easy to control and see as they are always in full view of either the plant or weighbridge.
However, AI had an issue with the daily deliveries of consumables such as filler, fibre and fuel. These were delivered by external tankers whose drivers were not necessarily familiar with the site and procedures. The delivery points for these tankers are also out of view of the site staff.
In the event of a fire or emergency, it was possible that these tanker drivers could be overlooked when the alarm was raised, and the AI staff congregated at the assembly point. A robust system of registration on site was required that would enable AI to easily identify which tanker drivers were on site.
It was decided to use a swipe card system for these drivers, it was the same system that AI used for registering its own employees on site.
- AI would know who was on site at all times
- AI could identify tanker drivers on site in an emergency
- Utilised existing system