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Has there been an incident which has prompted this change?
Whilst health and safety is a priority and the company will have certain responsibilities in ensuring the health and safety of the people it employees and that it has on its premises, here are different ways of going about this. In an emergency, for example a fire, the company will need to know how many people are on the premises so that they can account for all persons and know if someone is missing. This is noting new - most companies do this wherever you go, there will be a register on reception or a similar system. The clocking in system is just another way of doing this. The company is free to use that method if they want to - how it works is up to them, I cannot comment on the effectiveness but the key is that it is not unlawful to introduce such a system. If a dispute arise as to how it will be used then it is for the affected people to try and resolve that with the company but legally you cannot use anything to refuse this or oppose it - if it is there to just register the persons on site then it is just anther method of doing so and the comany can choose to use it if they so wish
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