F-and-Fileturn-logoJo Rose of fit-out specialists Fileturn talks about how they use the Donseed biometric system on sites and the benefits they are gaining.

Fileturn has been established for over 35 years and is a principal contractor working nationwide within the hotel and restaurant sector.  With fit-outs and refurbishment works ranging between four hundred thousand to five million.  We have on average about twenty projects onsite at any one time.

As Fileturn has grown we’ve realised that we needed to invest in a biometric system to move us forward to become more of a slicker, professional organisation that had more control and management of our workforce.

When Fileturn were looking at the procurement of a biometric system we did look at many, many other companies.  We also had the opportunity of looking at our past endeavors where we had used another biometric system before and saw their failings and what we wanted from a new system.

The transition between the paper signing in records that we  used to employ and then changing over to the biometric system was very, very easy and straightforward.  So from a quantity surveyor’s point of view they then have a full control of the costs and management of the workforce on a daily basis.

Initially onsite we could see that the site manager’s were slightly apprehensive and there was some resistance against a new system that they knew nothing about.  But very quickly they realised that they could benefit from the system.  So we noticed immediately that we were saving money on each site and in fact it was paying for itself per site because it meant that the site managers no longer had to signoff or produce their own timesheets to the subcontractors on a weekly basis.

Fileturn found that the system offered a lot of health and safety benefits, this included a signing of an induction process by an individual on the system itself.  One of the other benefits is that we have been provided with a dedicated account manager with fantastic technical support when we need them.

With any contractor that is contemplating changing over to a biometric system I would thoroughly recommend this for the ease of use of it and the time saving benefits that it has given to this company.