Irish construction equipment company keeps key access in check

Irish construction equipment company keeps key access in check

Roadstone, an industry leader in rock excavation and aggregate production in Ireland, recently upgraded its manual vehicle key management system with a new key management system consisting of Traka (an Assa Abloy company) key fobs and management software to improve vehicle security, while meeting health and safety compliances at its Slane Quarry plant. Roadstone provides substantial support for numerous road and house construction projects annually. Traka continued its commitment to providing access management and control of plant vehicles with the installation of the key management systems.

Roadstone realized it had issues that needed to be addressed at the quarry. It turned to Traka to help with vehicle security, health and safety compliances, considering the size of the site and the types of machinery being used. Roadstone once used a paper-based log system for their machinery keys, which continually caused key misplacements and inaccurate reports. Dealing with missing keys became a routine occurrence, along with the improper use of machinery and vehicles.
 
Roadstone now uses Traka's key fobs to lock into ports within a key management cabinet; ensuring access to these plant vehicles was only available to authorized personnel and providing protection from unauthorized persons. The new key management system is configured with Traka software that allows definition for different users and distinct settings of authorization, with the ability to restrict the use of vehicle types for individual employees.
 
Along with streamlined key systems, there's now tracing for all key holders at the quarry, as well as a full audit for all key transactions at the site. Access can be limited for different employees based on types of certifications and whether they are expired or not. Different users can identify who has a particular key at each cabinet and find contact information that's stored in the software database in real time. For instant notification, immediate alerts can also be sent out when there are key exceptions.
 
Traka also helped with the issue of unattended keys being left in vehicles by replacing keys with the actual key fobs, which must be inserted into a receptor socket in the vehicle dashboard. Drivers are required to insert the key fobs and go through operational safety checks prior to use. They are given an option if there is a fault, to which the vehicle can be immobilized and taken off the road. Drivers are now held responsible and keys are no longer misplaced.

 

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