Construction clients / developers

You procure the construction of infrastructure and buildings through which to run your business.

You are responsible for the safety of the community impacted by your business. CLOCS will help you to eliminate risk associated with construction vehicle activity and the threat to vulnerable road users that your development creates.

Through procurement and the deployment of Construction Logistics Plans, CLOCS can help you to:

  • create the right commercial environment to improve safety right through the supply chain
  • procure for compliance with the CLOCS Standard
  • reduce the impact of vehicles servicing site - movement of goods, waste and plant etc
  • reduce risk of inconvenience and harm to the community
  • safeguard your investment and reputation

As major procurers of goods and services for maintenance and construction projects you are in a powerful position to influence the behaviour of the whole supply chain.  The CLOCS Guide:  Incorporating CLOCS in client procurement details key steps that public and private sector clients should take to include CLOCS in their procurement and provides suggestions for updating the objectives, goals and guiding principles of an organisation’s procurement strategy.

Construction Logistics Plans (CLPs) underpin the CLOCS Standard and it is important to understand roles and responsibilities for writing, implementing and monitoring adherence.  The CLP focuses specifically on construction supply chains and how their impact on the road network can be reduced and covers all movements of goods, waste and serving activity to and from site.  To find out more visit the Logistics pages of this website.

What does the Standard require of a construction client?

Clients shall:

  • specify in tender and contract documents for all stakeholders to comply to the CLOCS Standard
  • ensure the project team develops and implements a suitable and sufficient CLP (Construction Logistics Plan)
  • ensure effective monitoring of compliance to the CLOCS Standard
  • obtain and monitor the contractor’s action plan to address all identified issues and non-compliances
  • ensure that all collisions that result in harm (and near miss incidents) that occur on journeys associated with the project are quickly investigated and actions taken to prevent recurrence

What is your commitment to be a CLOCS Champion?

For a construction client to become a CLOCS Champion, it needs to have:

  • at least 20% of its sites being consistently compliant to the CLOCS Standard
  • a clear plan to get the majority of its sites to be CLOCS compliant within two years
  • a clear plan to encourage other organisations to adopt the CLOCS Standard

For a construction client to remain a CLOCS Champion, it needs to:

  • have at least 20% of sites assessed by the CLOCS site monitoring team
  • show good progress against its corporate plan to get all/most of its sites to be CLOCS compliant within two years of becoming a CLOCS Champion
  • demonstrate activity to positively promote CLOCS

Implementation plan

CLOCS Champions are party to a Memorandum of Understanding with the CLOCS Sponsor. An application will require you to agree to the terms and submit and maintain an acceptable CLOCS Implementation Plan. Implementation plans provide a headline statement of corporate intent to implement and comply with the CLOCS Standard.

As a client your implementation plan will require headline figures to indicate the overall scale of your operations i.e. approximate number and location of sites you have across the UK. These would be sites where construction vehicles regularly visit and that could implement the national CLOCS Standard. You will be able to set your own target for full implementation both in terms of scope and timescale. You will be asked to update this each year to enable the CLOCS team to track progress towards full implementation and compliance to the CLOCS Standard.

Site Monitoring Visits

To help Champions understand and improve site compliance and consequent safety, CLOCS Site Monitoring Visits have been developed in partnership with CLOCS partners Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS).

How to become a CLOCS Champion

There is a CLOCS Champion membership fee of £600/annum.

This low level of co-investment is needed to accelerate and increase the adoption and implementation of CLOCS across the UK, and to better support registered organisations committed to positive action to eliminate the risk of harm to communities from their construction logistics activity.

If you are ready to commit to saving lives then your first step is to register to become a CLOCS Champion. After your registration has been processed you will receive information on how to create your own Champion Account where you will be able to build your profile and submit your first implementation plan for approval.  Your membership fee will be due as soon as your first implementation plan has been approved.

“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 CLOCS is a great example of this approach, helping to protect all those who share our roads.”  

Henrietta Frater, HSE and Wellbeing Manager from The Crown Estate

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