The company has opted for the FleetOnline.net system and is one of the first in the construction industry to use it.
Sarah Chapman, operations manager of May Gurney Piling, said: 'We have many teams all over the country, each led by a foreman and they all have company mobile phones. We use FleetOnline.net as a control so we know where our teams are and it is working well.'
The system can trace the location of a mobile phone over the internet and this information is displayed on a street level map on a computer. Chapman added: 'Accuracy is not pinpoint, but it is good enough for us to tell whether someone is on site or travelling.'
The company has addressed the issue of privacy as when a user adds a new mobile phone to their list to be traced, an SMS message is sent to the mobile asking for a special confirmation code. Tracking can only be carried out when that confirmation code is returned and the system can be adjusted so staff can only be tracked during working hours.