Huge milestone for national standard in Construction Logistics and Community Safety
CLOCS - the national standard for Construction Logistics and Community Safety - has reached a major milestone as The Crown Estate becomes its 500th CLOCS Champion.
The Crown Estate - a real estate business, focused on commercial property in central London, prime regional retail and offshore wind - signed up to the CLOCS Standard, which is a national collaborative scheme that demands rigorous measures to eliminate risk of vehicles servicing construction projects being involved in collisions with vulnerable road users – pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.
Last year nearly 500 people were killed or seriously injured through collisions with HGVs and many of those vehicles were related to construction.
CLOCS champions nationwide are driving implementation of the CLOCS Standard through the supply chain from planning and procurement to site gate checks and fleet operations. As a leading construction client, The Crown Estate’s commitment to the CLOCS Standard demonstrates how their forward-thinking and proactive approach can help to eliminate risk and encourage best practice across their supply chain.
Henrietta Frater, HSE and Wellbeing Manager from The Crown Estate explains why working with CLOCS is important: “As a real estate business, focused on creating brilliant places, we know how important it is to work closely with the communities where we operate. Supporting projects like CLOCS is a great example of this approach, helping to protect all those who share our roads.”
SECBE Chief Executive Derek Rees said: “Government is urging people to make journeys on foot or cycles to reduce congestion, obesity and emissions. However, to accommodate population growth we are building more homes and infrastructure creating more construction vehicles, cycles and people on the streets. We are therefore delighted that The Crown Estate - the 500th CLOCS Champion - is demonstrating their commitment to protecting employees and members of the public, within and beyond their hoardings through the adoption of the CLOCS Standard.
“SECBE along with key CLOCS delivery partner, the Considerate Constructors Scheme, have recently developed site compliance monitoring of CLOCS Champions, and we look forward to all CLOCS Champions undertaking the monitoring of their activities through the Considerate Constructors Scheme, in order to raise standards and promote best practice in this critical area.”
CLOCS was developed by leading clients, contractors, fleet operators and policy makers to ensure everyone knows their roles & responsibilities in eliminating construction Work Related Road Risk. There are guides, template clauses and toolkits to help with implementation. Start your journey by committing to be a CLOCS Champion today visit www.clocs.org.uk
About the Crown Estate
The Crown Estate is a £13bn specialist real estate business, focused on commercial property in central London, prime regional retail and offshore wind. By combining scale and expertise in our chosen sectors, with a customer-focussed approach, we deliver strong returns for the benefit of the nation’s finances.
CLOCS is the national standard for Construction Logistics and Community Safety. It brings the construction logistics industry together to revolutionise the management of work related road risk (WRRR) and ensure a road safety culture is embedded across the industry. By working together we can help protect pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and other road users who share the roads with construction vehicles.
The CLOCS standard was developed by Transport for London in response to research that showed that construction vehicles were responsible for a disproportionately high number (55%) of cyclists and pedestrian fatalities involving HGV’s in London. The CLOCS Standard calls for the construction industry to recognise its responsibilities for vehicles and drivers delivering to, and collecting from construction sites. Transport for London (TfL) has made good progress in working with industry to embed the CLOCS Standard across Greater London and has already engaged over 500 CLOCS Champions.
In October 2016, a partnership was established to embed, monitor, promote and expand the CLOCS standard throughout construction sites, companies and suppliers across the UK. The partnership, led by SECBE Ltd, comprises: Build UK, Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS); Construction Clients Leadership Group, and LHC.