What is CLOCS
Nearly 500 fatal and serious injury collisions involving HGVs
occur across the UK every year in our cities, towns and countryside.
121 of those people died in 2016 within 30 days of the collision.
CLOCS is a national Standard that requires all stakeholders in construction to take responsibility for health & safety beyond the hoardings. It demands collaborative action to prevent fatal or serious collisions between vehicles servicing construction projects and vulnerable road users; pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.
The standard requires action from clients, principal contractors and vehicle operators and harnesses the power of policy-makers to shape the quality of life for their communities.
Why get involved?
Victoria Lebrec, RoadPeace spokesperson and casualty of a construction lorry crash, says “In 2014 my life changed forever when I was hit by a tipper truck whilst cycling in London. I lost my leg in the collision, and have had over 12 operations and months of physiotherapy. I urge all construction companies to join up to CLOCS and take on board some simple, effective methods to make their vehicles safer.
If signing up means saving someone the pain I went through, then it is absolutely worth it”.
Health and safety law requires that any construction work should be carried out, so far as is reasonably practicable, without risks to the health or safety of any person affected by the project; this includes those outside of the hoarding as well as those working on site. It will cost time, effort and no doubt some real hard cash to reduce work related road risks - but how much could it cost if you don’t?
Can you put a price on life or reputation?
The national CLOCS Standard provides a clear framework to ensure everyone knows their roles & responsibilities in eliminating construction work related road risk.
Take ownership of road safety in supply chains
- Construction Logistics Plan
- Site suitability
- Site access and egress
- Traffic routing
- Control of site traffic
- Supply chain compliance
Demonstrate compliance to CLOCS
- FORS or equivalent
- Right vehicles/safety equipment
- Driving licence checks
- Additional driver training
- Traffic routing
- Collision reporting
- Sub-contractor compliance
CLOCS & FORS: Compatible Compliance - watch the videographic