CRSA required a system to not only manage fatigue and exceedances but provide them with the ability to manage contracted agency staff and distribute shifts to suppliers.

The Challenge

CRSA required a system to not only manage fatigue and working regulations but provide them with the ability to manage contracted agency staff and distribute shifts to suppliers.

Employee contracts are also critical so that the roster can properly meet the employee's regulations, whether they are allowed to work two days of the weekend, night shifts or min and max hours.

Also, depending on the employee type (contractor or permanent) various task codes need to be made available to them depending on the project they are working on. These must be captured in the digital timesheet sign off process to properly attribute time and cost to project task codes.

Key Solution Features

Travel Time & Working Time

Signal© calculates door to door time from the workers home location to trackside and can adapt to other accommodation addresses and hotels. Stabling points can also be used to cater for track machine operators and drivers.

Intelligent Shift Import

Signal© learns from previous import files allowing the creation of huge lists of shifts in seconds. Import shifts from tables in emails or from existing systems.

Master Vendor

Signal© provides full second tier supplier management. Main contractors can share shifts to agencies, and agencies can share shifts to second tier suppliers.

Real-Time Fatigue

Signal© automatically calculates fatigue in real-time for planned and actual hours, alerting management and workers in an instant.

Actual Start & Finish Times

Capture actual finish times from workers via mobile, GPS or manual entry. Automatically Export actual data from timesheets straight to payroll.

Digital Timesheets on any device

Timesheets on any device, with digital signatures, GPS stamp and authorisation process. Automatically generate PDF timesheets based on any template design.

The Solution

Signal provided the solution to allow this Network Rail department to easily manage their employee roster against their fleet of machines whilst automatically calculating travel time and fatigue. Shifts can be imported from the project plan, swiftly filled, whilst updating the worker automatically. Once the shifts are completed a digital timesheet solution automates much of the timesheet to payroll process.

Task Code Management

Signal built a new 'Task Code' management module into their standard product to allow task codes to be assigned to the project hierarchy and employee types (contractors or permanent staff). The employee may choose the Task Code that they have worked on from an automatically generated list of options when completing the digital timesheet process.

Enhanced Employee Contracts and Regulations

Extended the Signal contract builder to allow even more granular employee conditions to be maintained.

Enhanced Automatic S30 Shift Import & S30 Export

Allowing CRSA to import shifts on mass from their S30 reports. We added a new 'Quantity' option for them to add additional quantities of resource to the roster in a single click.

CRSA required an easy way to export all shifts on a given week into an 'S30 Report' which is distributed to various Depots.

Competency Management

Signal's advanced competency management module allows competencies to be taken from Sentinel or custom competencies to be created with dependencies and individual fatigue rules. CRSA adopted Signal as their competency management system of choice allowing them to operate their workforce management, roster, fatigue, timesheet and reporting from a single system.