Codegate has been awarded a contract with the Environment Agency for the delivery of its enterprise mobility solution, mobileworker, as a component of an Electronic Duty of Care pilot project, which aims to deliver improvements for waste carriers enabling them to better fulfil their obligations for duty of care.
Codegate won the contract after a competitive tender process. Codegate, which specialises in the provision of robust mobile enterprise solutions, was chosen as the preferred supplier based on its ability to deliver an end to end mobile data capture solution in the timescale required.
Waste transfer notes (WTNs) are key to the tracking of waste collected and where it is taken for disposal. Most waste carriers still complete and store paper WTNs but the Electronic Duty of Care trial will enable WTNs to be created electronically using mobile computer handsets. This should make the process simpler, faster, and more accurate, explained Paul Keay, Project Manager, Waste Crime Innovation Programme at the Environment Agency.
With commercial, industrial and construction waste data collected electronically including tonnage, type of waste, place of origin and destination the Environment Agency will be able to more easily identify new waste recycling opportunities and improve control mechanisms to reduce the risk of fly tipping providing increased protection for the environment, continued Keay.
Codegate will be supplying its mobileworker field service and workforce automation software, the mobile devices to be carried by the waste vehicle drivers on which the software will run, and will deliver a web hosting capability which allows the waste carriers to simply monitor and manage WTNs via a web browser, stated Codegates MD, Terran Churcher. In addition mobileworker has the capability to deliver vehicle tracking using GPS which would allow the capture of more data around the waste being moved and should assist waste companies in reducing their transport costs.
To read the Environment Agencys press release around the Electronic Duty of Care pilot project, please click on http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/news/108056.aspx