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Strukton Rail department starts with RailApp for scheduling hired workers

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The Cables & Pipelines department of construction company Strukton Rail has started using RailApp for hiring staff. After a successful pilot in 2019, the app has been live since March 1, 2020. The closed transaction and communication platform enables Strukton Rail to schedule services that are requested online.

In addition to scheduling employees for the right functions, in the right teams and at the planned starting locations, the legal working hours, correct authorization, time registration and financial processing are also guaranteed with the app. Strukton Rail’s Cables & Pipelines department expects that the deployment of RailApp will support the operational process. This process has a lot of flexibility and many last-minute changes. The app should avoid miscommunication between parties.

Grip on hiring

“We want to further digitize and have more openness and transparency, less miscommunication, more responsiveness, better safeguarding of workers and everything related to hiring. By using RailApp we are making great strides on these points”, says Albert Nieuwenhuis, PMC Manager Cables & Pipes at Strukton Rail.

The Cables & Pipelines department wants to further improve the processes surrounding hiring and RailApp will certainly help with this, expects chairman of the board Strukton Rail Nederland Tjark de Vries. “Our Cables & Pipes department is dealing with a relatively large amount of hiring. Then it helps if we are unburdened, so that we can keep our focus on the quality of our work, sustainability and, above all, the health and safety of our hired employees.”

Innovation Award

RailApp is a closed transaction and communication platform for the rail sector in which companies can plan their own employees, but also hiring staff can be made safer, easier and more efficient between clients and their own regular suppliers and self-employed persons. The communication and administrative processing, from hiring request to digital receipts, is completely transparent and digital between the parties involved.

The transaction and communication platform won a RailTech Innovation Award in 2019 in the rail freight transport category. RailApp was originally conceived as a hiring tool for drivers, says founder Rico Perdon, but on the advice of the contractors, functions for hiring track mechanics and security personnel were later added. At the moment about ten people work for RailApp. The customer base counts over a hundred companies. The majority of these are located in the Netherlands, but now also in Belgium, Germany and Austria.

Author: Paul van den Bogaard

Paul van den Bogaard is editor of SpoorPro, a sister title of RailTech

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