The story of CLOCS
Between 2008 and 2013, 55 per cent of cyclist fatalities in London involved a heavy goods vehicle. 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 Transport Research Laboratory. The report found that:
- Blind spots on construction vehicles could be larger than general haulage vehicles
- Road safety was not considered in same way as health and safety on-site
- There was little understanding of the impact of construction activity on road safety
- There was no common standard for the industry to work to in order to manage work related road safety
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 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.
CLOCS Seminar at Tip-ex Thursday 1 June 2017 at Harrogate Convention Centre Registration & networking from 13:30. Seminar 14:00 – 16:00 Construction clients, contractors and fleet operators across the UK are adopting the National Standard for Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) – to ensure and demonstrate that they are taking all reasonable actions to protect […]
Join the Crossrail team for a one-off free event on 28 March being held for professionals working in major projects and the infrastructure industry. Four sessions from Crossrail Learning Legacy Ambassadors will offer insight about various areas of the project. Presentations and panel discussions will focus on topics ranging from project management and information management to […]
Camden is the first London borough to become a CLOCS (Construction Logistics and Community Safety) champion. In this article we examine why Camden decided to join 400 industry members of CLOCS and how it is implementing the CLOCS safety standard on the ground. Given the clear benefits of CLOCS, the question for politicians in other […]