Site suitability for safer vehicles

The CLOCS Standard requires and encourages fleet operators to use vehicles with enhanced safety features such as greater direct vision, lower axle heights and side under-run protection. The CLOCS Standard also requires construction clients to ensure construction, supply and waste sites are suitable for vehicles fitted with enhanced safety features.

To support these requirements and encourage the use of safer vehicles, an assessment for on-site ground conditions has been developed. The tools and guidance below help support both clients and fleet operators in applying the assessment.


CLOCS Handbook - Assessment for on-site ground conditions

For site operators, construction clients and principal contractors to rate your sites

Follow the instructions within this handbook to evaluate and rate your construction, supply or waste site. Assessment is based on four key criteria – approach angle, material type, rutting and bumps and water. The overall site rating is based on the lowest rated of these four criteria… view the handbook

Ratings achieved will be logged in the online 'directory of on-site ground conditions'.


Directory of on-site ground conditions

For fleet operators to locate and view sites suitable for safer vehicle access

The tool allows operators to view construction, supply and waste sites in a chosen region and identify their suitability for vehicle access. Higher rated sites will be more suitable for lower entry cabs for example.

Click here to visit the directory of on-site ground conditions