HS2 inductions held at Birmingham site

HS2 Inductions held at Birmingham Training Centre

If you work for Balfour Beatty Vinci on the HS2 construction project, you’ll need to go to the HS2 Inductions in Aston, Birmingham, put on by Auctus Management Group (AMG). The company delivers inductions for Balfour Beatty Vinci staff and subcontractors. It provides various services, including drug and alcohol testing, right-to-work checks, and biometrics for site access.

Balfour Beatty Vinci is constructing the HS2 line, which goes from Long Itchington to Stafford and includes the Birmingham spur from Birmingham Interchange to Birmingham Curzon Street.

Drug & Alcohol Testing

On arrival at the HS2 induction centre, attendees undergo drug and alcohol testing as part of the induction. The test examines the presence of illegal and prescription drugs that could impair an individual’s ability to work safely. The administrators use fingerprint drug testing technology, which is quick, accurate, and confidential. Any non-negative results are then subject to a urine test which is sent to an approved laboratory for testing. Attendees also undergo a breathalyser test.

Right To Work Checks

All attendees must provide proof of their right to work in the UK before they can attend an induction. The client usually does these checks, but AMG can carry out these checks as part of the induction process if required.

Biometrics for Site Access

MSite controls who can enter the site, and AMG administrators will add attendees to the system during the induction. On completion of the induction, each person will test to see if they have been added successfully using an on-site biometric system inside the induction theatre. The MSite system monitors fatigue and can potentially lock out users if they exceed the limits set for door-to-door travel.

Hs2 Project Induction

Presenters give each group a complete introduction to the project, covering many different aspects. The sections cover everything from the case for HS2 and the benefits of freeing up capacity on the existing network for freight to dealing with protestors, invasive species and general site rules.

Attendees will receive a site-specific briefing when they arrive at the sub-lot they have been assigned to work at. Each worksite will have site rules agreed with the local community. These can include agreements over access routes and operational times.

The HS2 induction centre is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. It runs two sessions per day, with a capacity of 60 people per session.


Auctus Management Group (AMG) delivers inductions for all staff and subcontractors working on the Balfour Beatty Vinci HS2 construction project. The inductions include briefings on the project, drug and alcohol testing, right-to-work checks, and biometrics for site access. Before attending an induction, staff and subcontractors must provide proof of their right to work in the UK. AMG will also test them for drugs and alcohol. Attendees are given a complete introduction to the HS2 project, from the case for the project to dealing with protestors. Every person working for Balfour Beatty Vinci on the HS2 project must attend before being allowed on-site.

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Auctus Management Group offers various services to the infrastructure sector, such as Arboriculture, Civils & Construction, Geofencing, Rail Operations, Safety-Critical Resource, Signalling & Telecoms, Track Warning Services, and Welding. We can also provide specialised training for the infrastructure industry.

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