Passport System Launch

ONE single smart safety solution for the highways workforce


Reference Point and Mitie are delighted to announce the launch of the Passport System (powered by Validate) on 1 August 2020. This is the same successful partnership responsible for providing the Network Rail Sentinel Safety Solution and service and HS2’s Validate Safety Scheme.

The solution, endorsed by National Highways and sponsored by the Supply Chain Safety Leadership Group, is designed to transform how the competence of the people working on the National Highways network is authenticated and verified to continuously improve standards for the industry. This not only increases safety but reduces costs and improves efficiency. Passport uses the best, trusted technology to reliably deliver and capture real-time information when and where it is needed to enable workforces to be effective and safe whilst on site.

The powerful Passport database - with corresponding high-security smartcard for each worker - provides a single, transferable record for everyone. It confirms an individual’s authority to work in real-time, enforcing safety standards daily. This enables all relevant data to be easily carried by individuals and, equally importantly, to be checked at any time. The system provides evidence of workforce achievement of Highways England’s common induction (HCI) in addition to managing all other qualifications, skills and competencies held, as well as a wealth of other relevant information about the worker.

The comprehensive solution is supported by the Mitie managed service providing new company registration, user support, training and rapid card personalisation and despatch.


For more information:

Reference Point Limited
Tel: +44 (0)1753 279927

Notes to Editors:

About Reference Point Limited
Founded over 20 years ago, Reference Point is an award-winning international provider of workforce management systems that ensure people are trained and qualified for the jobs they do and can work safely and effectively together.

The company’s market-leading range of solutions utilises smartcard technology and sophisticated mobile apps to provide critical, portable, up-to-date information that can be checked wherever and whenever it’s needed. Major client applications include: CSCS’s Go Smart ecosystem, Network Rail’s Sentinel system, Highways England’s Passport platform, HS2’s Validate system and the Australasian Railway Association’s RIW solution.

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About Mitie

Mitie has the scale, national reach and a breadth and depth of services - ranging from engineering maintenance, security and cleaning, to landscaping, environmental services, waste and energy consultancy – to cover every client’s needs of their workspaces.

Much of the country’s critical infrastructure, from the railways to the telecoms network and energy supply, is maintained by our technicians. Most of Britain’s airports are secured by our officers. Most of Britain’s supermarkets are cleaned by our colleagues. We keep Britain’s manufacturing plants working. We support nuclear decommissioning at Sellafield and the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston. We are a critical supplier to the NHS and we are proud of our key role in the national response to the COVID-19 outbreak, supporting the NHS Nightingale and Dragon’s Heart hospitals as well as 11 COVID-19 test centres. We are a strategic partner to Government and a leader in innovation. We are the experts in creating efficient, safe, clean and secure workplaces.

We keep Britain running.

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