Our Clients

SkillGuard: trusted by world-leading clients

Our clients are major, corporate organisations. They come from a range of sectors, but all share the same single need to manage and protect extensive supply chains of workers – many of whom work in hazardous industries or environments.

 

 

 

 

 

Clients using SkillGuard for national solutions include:

Network Rail 

Railway Construction, Maintenance and Stations

Network Rail owns and operates the UK's rail infrastructure. It is responsible for running, maintaining and developing Britain's rail tracks, signalling, tunnels, level crossings and 20 key stations.

With a workforce of around 100,000 operatives, employed by over 1,500 companies, Network Rail’s customised version of SkillGuard, Sentinel, has been protecting the entire workforce since 2013.

Client since: 2013


 

Thames Water

Utilities

Thames Water is the UK's largest water and wastewater services company with over 9 million customers. It is also responsible for significant construction projects, including Thames Tideway.

Thames Water has been a client for 20 years and is on its fourth version of our software, continuing to protect the workforce across the Thames Water estate every day.

Client since: 2000


 

Australasian Railway Association (ARA)

Railway Construction and Maintenance

The ARA are the peak body for the rail industry throughout Australia and New Zealand. The Rail Industry Worker (RIW) system is a client branded version of SkillGuard.

SkillGuard is used across Australia by major contractors and the rail networks alike to protect the national workforce and provide real-time, authenticated authority to work.

Client since: 2019


 

Highways England

Major Road Construction and Maintenance

Highways England is responsible for operating, maintaining and improving England's motorways and major (trunk) roads with a road network of approximately 4,300 miles.

The SkillGuard system, branded as Passport, is endorsed by Highways England and is also sponsored by their Supply Chain Safety Leadership Group.

Client since: 2017


 

HS2

Railway Construction and Maintenance

High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd is the company building Britain's new high speed railway. One of the UK's largest construction projects, HS2 is building 345 miles of brand new track.

Our SkillGuard software rebranded as Validate has been in operation from the start of early works, with more contractors and operatives being added weekly.

Client since: 2017


 

Tarmac

Logistics / Distribution

Tarmac, a CRH Company, are the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business. Tarmac's SkillGuard system has been rebranded 'OneCard'.

OneCard manages the real-time validation of competence for the thousands of delivery drivers Tarmac uses to supply their materials nationwide. OneCard is safer, smarter, simpler.  

Client since: 2017


 

The competency management system is world class and our technology partner, Reference Point Limited, is the proven force behind the systems that keep rail, road and other key industry and infrastructure workers safe.

Leah Waymark | Managing Director

Metro Trains Australia (MTA)

The Reference Point team are a pleasure to deal with – always responding with good humour and a genuine desire to understand and meet our needs.

Veronica Richards | Safety Passport Co-Ordinator

Thames Water

The OneCard system really delivers. We have all the information we need in one place that we can trust and can now make data decisions with confidence. OneCard is safer, smarter, simpler, building confidence in our system and our drivers.

John Anderson | National Head of Logistics

Tarmac

 

There is only one Sentinel! Reference Point play a major role in supporting us with our objective of 'Putting Passengers First'. They epitomise the mantra of 'Being Easy to Engage With', allowing us to positively respond to our customers’ challenges and requests.

Jo Astor Duggan | Sentinel Operations Manager

Route Services |Network Rail

The Passport Scheme delivers a complete competency management system, which we then use to manage our workforce and resources effectively and smartly.

Mark Bridges | Health & Safety Manager

Galliford Try

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Rail Industry Worker (Australia)

The Rail Industry Worker (RIW) system is a single online worker competency management solution. The system is designed to establish a simple national approach to the effective management of rail worker skills and competencies across Australia. It allows access and portability for rail industry workers across each of the state networks and rail employers. The solution delivers against the objective of protecting and enhancing safety.

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Tarmac OneCard

OneCard has transformed the way Tarmac manages its drivers, their qualifications, induction, competencies and credentials – all in one convenient place, always up-to-date. Tarmac has become the first in its industry to roll out a new smart card for HGV drivers, which aims to further enhance safety and support driver training while delivering increased customer confidence on the competency and quality of its entire supply chain.

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Network Rail Sentinel

Sentinel is one of the premier safety systems in use across the Rail Industry and is widely seen as the gold standard in mobile workforce safety management. It provides rail workers with a passport to work on the rail infrastructure across the United Kingdom by using the latest smartcard technology. This powerful video highlights the consequences of not checking workers’ Sentinel cards every shift.

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Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC)

Covering five states and more than eight and a half thousand kilometres of track, ARTC is responsible for managing and maintaining the track. ARTC is a major company benefiting from the Rail Industry Worker system and this client study looks at their recent implementation of RIW and the benefits it is already bringing their business, including their use of our unique virtual smartcard technology.

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Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC)

Covering five states and more than eight and a half thousand kilometres of track, ARTC is responsible for managing and maintaining the track. ARTC is a major company benefiting from the Rail Industry Worker system and this client study looks at their recent implementation of RIW and the benefits it is already bringing their business, including their use of our unique virtual smartcard technology.

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Thames Water

Thames Water has been a client of Reference Point’s for 20 years. Over this time, we have delivered 4 generations of our workforce management software for them..Their branded version of SkillGuard, the Thames Water Safety Passport, is part of their Zero Incidents, Zero Harm, Zero Compromise initiative.                                                     

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Network Rail

The Sentinel system launched in 2013 replaced a legacy system with a useable technology approach to enable real-time, trusted checks of worker credentials. This was delivered by combining a powerful, online database with individual long-life smartcards for the workforce that can be checked on site electronically in a variety of ways, including dedicated mobile apps.

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Highways England

The Highways Passport is transforming the way the network’s workforce is managed, whether directly employed or in the supply chain. Passport is supported by Highways England and sponsored by the Supply Chain Safe Leadership Group (SCSLG). Passport provides a great opportunity to work collaboratively across companies and projects to improve standards for the highways sector. 

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