CLOCS heads to Yorkshire as initiative continues to expand nationwide
CLOCS – Construction Logistics & Cyclist Safety – will be hosting a seminar on Thursday 28 May at the Tip-ex show in Harrogate, an event dedicated to the tipping, bulk haulage and tanker industries. CLOCS has been growing as a nationwide movement as organisations across the construction industry become aware of and adopt the CLOCS Standard. This seminar will give attendees from across the country the opportunity to learn about the CLOCS community and how they can ensure they are doing everything possible to improve road safety across their operations.
CLOCS will also have a stand at Tip-ex, where delegates can come and chat to members of the CLOCS team and find out more about the CLOCS Standard.
The seminar at Tip-ex follows the recent bi-annual progress event, hosted by CLOCS in London in February 2015, which demonstrated the results of the first two years of the industry-led initiative. At this event it became clear that CLOCS was gaining support across the country and CLOCS announced plans to further increase the reach of the programme nationwide over the course of the year.
John Hix, CLOCS Project Director, said: “There are now 130 organisations across the UK that have pledged their commitment to the CLOCS Standard, with many of these Champions operating nationwide. While the issue of collisions between large vehicles and vulnerable road users is sometimes perceived to be a London-centric one, but with the number of people cycling and walking increasing steadily nationwide, this is something that, as an industry, we need to understand and address. However many vehicles you have or wherever you operate, CLOCS can support you to reduce your road risk and protect vulnerable road users’.”
The CLOCS seminar will incorporate presentations on setting a common industry standard for managing road safety, managing a cultural shift within an organisation and improving safety and reducing risk through design and technology, starting at 13:00 in the Queen’s Suite, Harrogate International Centre.
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Notes to editors:
Implemented by local authorities through planning conditions and construction clients through contracts, the CLOCS Standard provides a common set of requirements to manage work-related road safety that can be adhered to in a consistent way by fleet operators.
For more information visit http://www.clocs.org.uk/
Between 2008 and 2013, 55 per cent of cyclist fatalities in London involved a heavy goods vehicle and nationally large goods vehicles over 3.5 tonnes are involved in approximately 15 per cent of cyclist and 10 per cent of pedestrian fatalities. A disproportionate number of these were construction vehicles. In 2012 Transport for London commissioned an independent review of the construction sector’s transport activities to understand the causes of these collisions and how they might be prevented. The resulting ‘Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety' (CLOCS) report was published in February 2013 by the Transport Research Laboratory.
In response, the construction logistics industry demonstrated its commitment to change and identified actions under three work streams to improve road safety. CLOCS brings together the construction logistics industry nationwide to revolutionise the management of work-related road risk and embed a road safety culture across the industry as the UK's population and economy grows.
- Improving vehicle safety through design and manufacture of safer new vehicles and fitment of appropriate safety equipment to existing vehicles
- Addressing the safety imbalance in the construction industry through ensuring road safety is considered as important as health and safety on site
- Encouraging wider adoption of best practice across the construction logistics industry through taking best-in-class examples, developing a common national standard and embedding a new cultural norm.
CLOCS Champions are organisations and /or individual construction projects actively implementing the requirements within and ensuring compliance to the CLOCS Standard. These may be fleet operators, construction clients, developers or other organisations which by the nature of their business may not be able to actively implement the Standard but commit to supporting its implementation and purpose.
Champions are listed on the CLOCS website and are able to use the CLOCS logo and branding elements on their site material and stationery to promote CLOCS and specifically the Standard.
Organisations wishing to become CLOCS Champions should read the Terms of Reference and sign a Memorandum of Understanding, both of which are available on the CLOCS website, www.clocs.org.uk.