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27.09.12

New Sentinel scheme to be run by MITIE

The National Skills Academy for Railway Engineering’s ‘Training Matters’ conference in Derby has heard that MITIE Plc will take over the provision and running of the Sentinel scheme.

The company already supplies other services to Network Rail, and provides other industries with similar ID schemes. A full roll-out is expected by the third quarter of 2013, guided by a cross-industry group with members from across the railway industry and trade unions.

Sentinel, introduced in 1999, is one of the industry’s key assurance schemes according to Network Rail, and the new scheme will build on its current success, with greater use of smart technology, better safety management of lone workers, more data-sharing, and integration with NSARE’s innovative ‘skills passport’.

Capita will continue to run Sentinel until the change-over.

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