Pagabo to use digital platform for ID checks

Digital platform allows to verify worker identity, skills and competency data from a single platform. (Image:

National framework provider Pagabo has struck a partnership with digital construction platform with the aim of raising standards in public sector construction procurement. is a digital platform that works as a unified data source for worker ID checks. It shows information such as worker identity, qualifications and skills and right-to-work on a single digital platform.

The platform is designed to address issues including modern slavery, data silos, lengthy onboarding, fake credentials and a lack of digital standards. Other partners of include Willmott Dixon.

Through this collaboration, all construction companies attending a Pagabo-procured project will have to use for worker identification checks by the end of 2023.

“Having Pagabo on board as an early adopter of is a big step in the right direction for the construction industry,” said Martin Ward, co-founder and managing director of

“It’s a framework provider with significant influence and a large network of suppliers – all of whom will benefit from the savings and improved compliance that our platform provides.”

The digital platform has been offered first to the 94 contractors on Pagabo’s new Medium Works Framework. These include construction businesses across the UK that have experience in projects across all main sectors.

A data-driven construction sector

The platform allows contractors to set site standards across their supply chains, while subcontractors gain greater visibility of these standards and of their workforce. They can also receive notifications when credentials have expired.

Jason Stapley, chief procurement officer at The 55 Group, Pagabo’s parent organisation, said that this is an example of how technology can improve health and safety and reduce admin burdens.

“Our frameworks are designed to create competition and ensure the most suitable supplier is assigned to each job, but in some areas of the construction industry consistency and equally high standards are needed,” Stapley said.

“Through, our ecosystem will now be better positioned to tackle shared issues such as modern slavery, data duplication and digital transformation.”

Gerard Toplass, group CEO at The 55 Group, added that data-driven decision-making will be essential to the future of the construction industry.

“We must reform the construction industry, using data to make us stronger, faster and greener – supporting key motivations such as removing modern slavery, improving the wellbeing of skilled workers, increasing productivity and achieving net zero.”

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