CLOCS saves lives, reputation and money.
CLOCS represents a diverse group of stakeholders so we have created individual pages for each group to help Champions understand how they can build their own business case for implementation. The Business Case pages will give headline benefits and explain specific requirements of the CLOCS Standard relevant to that role in the framework.
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How big is the problem?
HGV’s are disproportionately involved in collisions with Vulnerable Road Users. In 2015, HGVs comprised only 4% of urban traffic miles in London but were involved with 20% of pedestrian fatalities and 78% of cyclist fatalities; HGVs were involved in 53% of Vulnerable Road User fatalities across Great Britain in 2016.
Construction-related HGVs comprised 38% of morning peak HGV traffic in a 2015 London road-side survey on 14 key freight corridors – more than any other sector1.
Contrast that with the 30 fatalities on all UK construction sites2. Considerable and sustained corporate and regulator effort has seen fatalities and reportable injuries on construction sites fall significantly from 154 in 1990, to 105 in 2000 to 30 in 2016 – demonstrating collaborative industry action delivers results.
Health and safety law requires that any construction work should be carried out, so far as is reasonably practicable, without risk 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. Employers need to manage risks to employees, sub-contractors and the community in which they operate.
Where is the problem?
Every region, everywhere.
GB Road Safety Statistics data from 2010 to 2016
Source: 1 Transport for London
2 Health & Safety Executive