Skanska: Their Plans for



Liz Brathwaite, Sector Health & Safety Manager, Skanska.

Skanska can see the Passport scheme’s enormous potential, not just for our organisation but also for the entire highways industry, which is why we’ve been signatories to the Passport scheme since the proof of concept phase of this project.

We are in the process of planning a Passport and Highways Common Induction (HCI) implementation for the M42 Junction 6 Improvement Scheme.

This project is a major roads improvement scheme to alleviate congestion involving the construction of a new dual carriageway
link, creation of a new junction and two new roundabouts. Its expected end date is 2024/25.

We plan to use as much Passport functionality as possible to get maximum value from the system. Everyone involved in the project will reap the benefits, especially our supply chain.


What we are Currently Doing and Planning


Making Passport a Requirement

We are engaging with our supply chain to build a requirement for Passport and the HCI into our standard terms and conditions.

This requirement will streamline our site induction booking process, which means that we can quickly check core competencies. It also offers our supply chain an easy and smart way to record and manage their training and competency records.


"National Highways fully endorses the Passport Scheme as a smart and simple way of demonstrating that everyone working on the Strategic Road Network meets the minimum standards of health and safety skills, knowledge, experience and training.

The Passport and Highways Common Induction (HCI) are central to our implementation plan on the M42 Junction 6 Improvement Scheme and is a mandatory requirement."

Joint Quote from Chris Good, Skanska Project Director M42 J6 and Chris Harris, National Highways Project Manager

Using Passport for Swiping In and Out

We will use Passport for swiping in and out of the project to record the start and end of working hours.

This log means we can efficiently maintain accurate records of when working hours start and end. Better record-keeping has many commercial benefits, but it has crucial safety benefits as well, in particular the management of fatigue risk.


Passport and Access Control

We will use Passport as our access cards for the main site compound, and we’ll be using them in conjunction with a standard physical
access control system. 


Record Training

We will record task briefings and other site delivered training on Passport smartcards. This will enable us to see who has attended
Skanska-specific training, such as our InjuryFree Environment Culture Programme.


Integrating Passport with Skanska Systems

At Skanska, we have a range of different systems and dashboards we use. Much of the data from Passport will be useful elsewhere,
so our Digital Team has already had meetings with Reference Point (the provider of the technology behind Passport) to discuss how
we can push and pull data from the card into Skanska systems.