Addressing the safety imbalance in the construction industry by ensuring road safety is recognised as being equal to health and safety on site.
The management of road safety is recognised as being behind the management of health and safety on site. The construction industry has made large strides in improving and embedding on-site health and safety cultures. It is therefore well placed to improve working cultures in relation to road safety.
The first step is for the industry to be informed of the incidents and near misses involving their vehicles and understand the circumstances around them.
FORS Collision Manager
Collision Manager is a system which will enable construction logistics operators, developers, clients and others to log collisions and near misses and help reduce work related road risk. The system is is now open to all fleet operators or construction clients, if you'd like to start using the system please visit https://www.fors-collision-manager.org.uk and follow the registration instructions. You must first register your organisation and then you may grant access to as many users as you like.
Collision Manager enables the construction industry to capture information about road incidents to help identify contributory factors, incident hotspots and trends. When an incident occurs, information about it will be quickly, concisely and effectively shared throughout the industry by the Alert system.
By understanding what is happening on the road, the industry can learn from each other and take actions to reduce the risk of future incidents. FORS Collision Manager system supports the CLOCS Standard, providing a tool for fleet operators to meet the collision reporting requirements, and for construction clients to manage their contractors’ compliance.
The CLOCS toolkit for managing collision reporting and analysis fully complements CLOCS Manager. It provides fleet operators with guidance on what to do following a collision, ranging from actions the driver should take at the scene through to investigating a collision and acting on lessons learned.
The toolkit includes a series of forms designed to assist the data collection, analysis and investigation process from the scene of the collision through to post collision investigation.