The Association, by way of representation on the National Highway Sector Scheme Liaison Committee, was made aware of Highways England’s (HE) intention to introduce a new card scheme for operatives working on the HE network. Known as the Health and Safety Passport scheme, this pilot scheme was officially launched on the 8th November. HE hope that within 12 months all the suppliers they work with will be using the system. Whilst this is currently a new and entirely separate scheme to other card holding schemes, their ultimate hope is that the database so created might remove the need for other card schemes. The card will be a smart card and the intention is towards the vision ‘One Industry One Card’.
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