Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) is a Government-owned statutory corporation, established in 1998 to manage most of Australia's interstate rail network.
As they worked on an upgrade of the Sydney-Melbourne rail corridor, ARTC lacked crucial insights into their contractors. They were wasting time and money on classroom inductions, risking site safety with no view of each worker’s qualiﬁcations, and couldn’t track hours worked to manage fatigue and invoicing.
ARTC needed a workforce management software solution that would help them plan for their projects and control who was working on them. All of this was underscored by a requirement to meet national Rail Safety legislation.
ARTC chose Pegasus to meet their challenges of training, tracking, and access with our established Rail industry solution, which empowers rail leaders to keep their projects moving - managing safety and risk with confidence in one online system.
New online inductions saved ARTC time and money and allowed workers who started later to quickly comply with site requirements.
ARTC could accurately track labour costs by checking real-time reports from the Pegasus system. This transparency gave them insight at every point in the project – to know how much it was costing, and to make accurate projections about stafﬁng and project completion.
Workforce invoicing was based on log-in and log-out times at a ﬁxed point at site entrances. Cards were linked to worker proﬁles in the Rail system, ensuring only verified workers were accessing site, and ARTC was invoiced correctly.
The insight of the Pegasus system even allowed ARTC to work with an analyst on the cost breakdown for other parts of the project, a process usually estimated with real costs discovered only on completion. Pegasus provided software training and support throughout the project to help ARTC get the most from the solution.
“We can check-in and make sure all workers are okay and ensure they have safely logged off at the end of the day. We know how much we are being charged and lastly, the workers are happy because they know they are qualiﬁed to do their job.”
The Pegasus Contractor Management System underscores BHP’s "Requirements for Safety" standards, where having the right controls in place to effectively manage risks leads to improved safety outcomes.
With Pegasus, Ausgrid found the safety and accreditation partner they needed to manage their workforce, with an end-to-end solution, accessible live in the field.
“The greatest benefit of working with Pegasus has been the high level of innovation and features available in their packages that aren’t available in other products we have investigated.”
“I’d check Pegasus two to three times a day. It became a single source of truth for workers and safety on the project.”
"Working alone, the data entry was extremely high. I could spend one or two days entering 100 – 200 certs. The system is automatically updated, and I save two full days of work all up - yesterday I was done within 4 hours.”
“The Pegasus platform allows us to standardise the onboarding and induction of contractors nationally, with the robust system underpinning our contractor management process.”
“Pegasus is now used in managing safety, job planning and reviewing the commercial side of things. Pegasus is now integrated with everything we do.”