Yes ... that's the obvious loop-hole in the process (system) Karl has described.

Unless, that is, there is some sort of cleverness (data logging) inherent in the swipe-card technology being used.

Either that, or how about adding PIR (motion detection) and a web-cam?

I suppose that the ideal "technical solution" might be to have RFID tags fixed (hidden inside, screwed - or glued - on, welded even) onto every piece of kit and have a detector (induction loop?) at the MEL door(s) to enable automatic logging in and out!

Not that I'm really into spying on folk (staff), of course - there's probably far too much of that going on already - but if they keep "forgetting" to make log-book entries (or whatever), how else are you going to enforce a bit of discipline? frown

Meanwhile:-

Originally Posted By: TheWoo
... which just needs to be swiped over a black pad which is located in each ward ...

There's the weak link, right there. How about having the "black pad" on the counter in the MEL? smile


If you don't inspect ... don't expect.