Network Rail has signed a three-year contract with Sheffield-based digital technology consultancy 3Squared, with an option to extend for 10 years, for the supply of its RailSmart Competency Management Solution.
One of 3Squared’s largest partnerships to date, the deal will see Britain’s track and infrastructure owner use this new technology to help proactively manage and improve the capabilities of its operational staff.
3Squared’s Competency Management Solution contains a number of modules for Network Rail to access These include:
- Training and assessment – supporting the continuous monitoring and improvements of employee competencies;
- Candidate overview – offering improved visibility of employee competency data, including medicals, incidents, support plans and previous assessments;
- Reporting module – providing business insight and better visibility of the company’s current competency position.
The solution will first be deployed in the North West and Central region. Other regions are then to follow, depending on the successful outcome of the initial deployment.
Tim Jones, managing director at 3Squared, said: “This is a huge deal for us, and we are delighted to be working with Network Rail to help bring Network Rail’s competency management into the 21st century using our cutting-edge digital solution.
“3Squared already works alongside many UK train and freight operating companies so it is a natural fit to also supply our systems to the nation’s track and infrastructure owner.”