|14 new CLOCS Champions - now 554|
Lovell Partnerships Ltd
John Peck Construction Ltd
Munnelly Support Services
Eddie Stobart Ltd
Amberon Traffic Management Ltd
Dornack International Ltd
Essex Granite Ltd
Kings Heavy Haulage
JS Fleet Svcs
Simon Transport Services Ltd
Littlewood Fencing Ltd
McBurney Transport group
OCB Site Services Ltd
Warwick University put CLOCS on £1 billion capital build programme
The University of Warwickput CLOCS implementation high on the agenda at their November construction supply chain briefing, an event attended by over 120 companies where Warwick also revealed further details of its £1 billion capital build programme. The University is now requiring compliance with the national CLOCS Standard to ensure all parties take immediate action to protect students, staff, visitors and the wider community from the risk of collision with HGVs servicing its 10-year capital build programme. James Breckon, Director of Estates, confirmed his commitment to drive positive action, saying “We are implementing the CLOCS Standard on our capital programme because it provides the consistent framework for collaborative action by Warwick as a progressive construction client, by our principal contractors and their sub-contractors to ensure all HGV journeys required to deliver/collect materials and plant to our projects are always operated safely and efficiently.” Warwick is one of a number of universities across the UK developing their CLOCS implementation plans to protect Vulnerable Road Users on and around campus.
Refocus on…CLOCS guide
CLOCS Guide – Compliance Toolkit
Providing guidance for clients on how to check contractor compliance to the CLOCS Standard. A number of forms and communication materials are provided
Mayor's Direct Vision Standard
TfL has launched the next phase of consultation on a new HGV Safety Permit as part of the Mayor's Direct Vision Standard?
For full details and to share your views, please visit tfl.gov.uk/direct-vision-standard
The Direct Vision Standard (DVS) forms part of The Mayor, Sadiq Khan, and TfL’s Vision Zero approach to reducing road danger. The DVS categorises Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) on the level of the driver’s direct vision from the cab.
The proposed permit scheme is part of the DVS proposals and would require HGVs over 12 tonnes to hold a Safety Permit to operate in London from 2020.
TfL would like your views on the Safety Permit Scheme, which could include safety systems such as sensors, visual warnings and comprehensive driver training.
This consultation will run until 24 January 2018. tfl.gov.uk/direct-vision-standard
FORS tools for smarter driving
FORS Collision Manager reported that 29% of recorded incidents happen at roundabouts compared to 71% at other junctions. FORS Smart Driving e-Learning module which focuses on the basics of road safety and explores some of the more advanced techniques of concentration, observation and anticipation can help to mitigate against the main reasons for driver error.
FORS Toolbox Talks, aligned to different requirements in the FORS Standard, are available for managers to download to raise drivers’ safety awareness, perception and hazard recognition in a number of key areas including around Vulnerable Road Users.
Mayor launches Ultra-Low Emission Zone expansion consultation
Last Thursday, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, launched a consultation on the next stage of his ambitious plans to help tackle London’s dangerous air pollution which contributes to thousands of early deaths in our city each year.
The Mayor has already announced that the Ultra Low Emission Zone will be introduced in central London over a year early in April 2019, replacing the T-Charge with an even tighter emission standard.
The Mayor is now proposing to:
These proposals will reduce harmful emissions across London and help clean up our dangerously polluted air. It is part of a package of action the Mayor is taking to improve London’s toxic air quality, including significantly increasing funding spent on tackling air quality (over the next five years) and cleaning up our bus fleet.
- extend the ULEZ tighter emission standards to the whole of London from October 2020 for heavy vehicles (buses, coaches, lorries and other specialist vehicles)
- expand the central London ULEZ up to, but not including, the North and South Circular Roads for cars, vans and motorcycles from October 2021.
For more information or to complete the online questionnaire visit tfl.gov.uk/airquality-consultation. The consultation will close on 28 February 2018.
The Mayor’s Cleaner Vehicle Checker is a combination of tools to help individuals and businesses make more informed choices when buying new cars and vans. New vehicles will be given ratings on a scale of A+ (best) to H (worst) based on the “real-world” NOx emissions they produce on the road.
Businesses are encouraged to adopt the cleaner vehicle rating system as part of their procurement process; this will help to ensure any diesel or petrol vehicles adopted into fleets are as clean as possible.
The fleet checker service is also beneficial to businesses interested in learning more about their emissions performance. By visiting the Cleaner Fleet Checker page, fleet managers will be able to download, complete and submit a template with their current fleet details to receive a free analysis report from Emissions Analytics (partnering with the GLA). The report will show the average emissions performance of a fleet if all the existing cars and vans were replaced with the latest Euro 6 models and will include different options to improve on this. It will also show the individual ratings for each car and van in the fleet, so that fleet managers can identify their most polluting vehicles. This means they will be able to see how their average NOx rating could be improved if, for example, all their existing H-rated vehicles were replaced with cleaner models.
Click here to read the press release or go to the Cleaner Fleet Checker page to find out how your fleet is performing.
|Dates for the diary|
9th January, 6th Feb...
An introduction to FORS
21st March 2018 Birmingham National Conference Centre
CLOCS Annual Progress event
Collisions and incidents this month
30 November 2017 – M80, Dunipace
Pedestrian fatality Pedestrian dies after being hit by lorry on M80
23 November 2017 – Freetown Way, Hull
Cyclist injury Witness Appeal Following Cyclist Collision With HGV
22 November 2017 – Kilburn, Derbyshire
Pedestrian injury Road closed after 'lorry in collision with pedestrian'
21 November 2017 – M25, Heathrow
Motorcyclist injury Motorcyclist taken to hospital after crash involving lorry near M4 junction
21 November 2017 – Wellwood Street, Belfast
Pedestrian fatality Pedestrian dies after accident involving lorry in Belfast city centre
20 November 2017 – Stamford Hill, London
Pedestrian injury ‘Hit and run’ truck driver crashes into pensioner on busy high street
17 November 2017 – A1123, Wyton
Pedestrian injury Man fighting for life after collision with lorry on A1123
14 November 2017 – Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Pedestrian fatality Fatal collision on Durham Road in Gateshead
9 November 2017 – Southall, London
Cyclist fatality Southall crash: Man dies following collision between lorry and cyclist8 November 2017 – Ilford, London
Pedestrian fatality Appeal after elderly man dies following fatal collision in Ilford
7 November 2017 – Bexley, London
Pedestrian Injury CLOCS Alert
1 November 2017 – Inverclyde, Scotland
Pedestrian Injury Man in wheelchair injured after being hit by lorry in Greenock