How confident can you really be about the identities of every worker on your company’s construction sites? There’s a potential £20,000 fine with your company’s name on it for every worker with fake IDs found. Perhaps a prison sentence too. Do you have an ID checking solution that will protect you?
Furthermore, it’s no idle threat. The government firmly placed the spotlight on illegal workers in the construction sector with Operation Magnify. So far firms have paid hundreds of thousands in fines, and directors have been sentenced to decades in prison.
We’ve heard that the Home Office strongly suggest that Tier 1 suppliers take overall ownership, but the rules apply to every employer – from the main contractor to subbies, to agencies supplying labourers and other short-term site personnel.
Fortunately, you have an easy, foolproof and failsafe solution. uAuthenticate.
It’s like having an insurance-backed policy to give you the Statutory Excuse that protects you against fines and worse. It’s the only ID authentication system in the UK to contain Home Office guidelines. Considering all this, it’s a fraction of the cost of a single fine, and with our new mobile app, every HR officer and every site manager can play their part in protecting your business. At the risk of repetition wouldn’t it be great having an ID checking solution on every one of your sites to ensure your compliance?
The uAuthenticate scanner solution checks every visible and invisible fact and security feature on more than 3,000 ID documents and visas from 200 countries. It:
Did you know that the quality of fake passports, ID cards and Biometric cards in circulation is on the increase, whilst at the same time becoming more affordable.
Fake IDs can have other, far more dangerous repercussions than a financial hit and a stint in jail. In addition fraudulent documents can help unqualified workers bypass the security system in obtaining Construction Skills Certification Scheme and Construction Plant Certification Scheme cards.
A recent article appeared in construction enquirer only last week where an illegal used fake documentation to obtain a CSCS card.
No diligent contractor wants unsafe workers putting people and buildings at risk.
Probably as a result of this the Considerate Constructors scheme now include a question asking how building sites are checking Right to Work documentation.
As a result it’s another section of compliance in their audit criteria you need to be aware of.
Have you considered if your insurance policies pay out in the event of an accident, especially if workers are in breach of Right to Work?
Safe, legal building sites are the priority for any responsible employer – uAuthenticate doesn’t just protect you financially and legally, it compliments your best practice in site management as a partner to your CSR and health and safety.
Contact us today to trial uAuthenticate for two obligations – for free and with no obligation. Most of all why not find out how to create a foolproof ID checking solution for your company.