|30 new CLOCS Champions - now 533|
|DMS Heavy Haulage Ltd||Coinford Plant Ltd|
|Galt Transport Ltd||Safe and Secure logistics|
|Mossford Construction Co Ltd||GKR Scaffolding Ltd|
|Access Solutions Scaffolding||Harringtons Builders PLC|
|Relabond Ltd||LMD Skip and Grab Hire Ltd|
|Universal Tanker solutions Ltd||Amalga Ltd|
|Briggs & Forrester Group Ltd||Swan-way Haulage Ltd|
|CCG Ltd||AAA Delivery Services Ltd|
|Construction Logistics Planning Ltd||Alltask Ltd|
|FGF Ltd||Alphatrans Thames Ltd|
|New Image Stone Ltd||Lancebox Ltd|
|Express Concrete Ltd||Corley + Woolley Ltd|
|Ardent Hire Solutions Ltd||TMR transport ltd|
|Green & Skinner (Haulage) Ltd||Jerram Falkus Construction|
|Aztek Logistics Ltd||LJJ Ltd|
|John Bourne & Co Ltd|| |
Construction Logistics Plans
Construction Logistics Plans deliver construction activity effectively and efficiently by planning and managing the movement of vehicles, materials and people. Construction Logistics Plans underpin the CLOCS Standard and they bring real benefits to each of the different stakeholders involved in their preparation and execution:
These are just a few key benefits – download the new Guidance or take a look at the Construction Logistics website for more information.
- Local Authority: Information presented in a consistent and coherent format to assist with challenging workloads.
- Developer: A consistent and proactive approach to managing risk – safeguarding investment and reputation.
- Principal Contractor: An efficient and effective way to manage costs and certainty of programme.
- Supplier: A clear set of rules to minimise impact on the roads.
- Community: Risk of harm and disturbance from construction traffic minimised.
Refocus on…CLOCS guide
Managing Work Related Road Risk in Contracts
CLOCS guidance (Managing WRRR in Contracts) is being revised to
include construction client requirements outlined in section 3.4 of the
Standard. This is because Clients & Contractors’ adoption and
implementation of CLOCS on their own site operations is critical to the
success of CLOCS– creating the right physical
conditions/arrangements on site to enable fleet operators to service
those sites safely and efficiently.
The proposed new title is ‘Procuring for compliance to the CLOCS
Standard’. The revised guide will put Construction Logistics Plans
(CLPs) front and foremost and include recommendations for CLOCS
Site Compliance Monitoring visits and reference to CDM Regulations. The guide is due to be published in Spring 2018. Any comments/suggestions for inclusion should be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org
Coming soon! Version 2.1 of the CLOCS Standard
Version 2.1 of the CLOCS Standard is due to be published in December 2017. No fundamental changes will be made to the requirements but additional recommendations and guidance will be included to ensure the Standard remains up to date and progressive. All changes have been agreed in consultation with the CLOCS Working Group.
CLOCS raises the bar
To maintain the integrity of CLOCS and to celebrate the significant progress of Champions committed to achieving compliance to the CLOCS Standard, the CLOCS Working Group has agreed two new policies relating to ‘CLOCS Champion’ status:
In January 2017 Implementation Plans were introduced to capture a Champions’ scope and progress towards compliance.They have been integrated into the Memorandum of Understanding and are required when an organisation signs up to become a CLOCS Champion.There are a still a few Plans outstanding and while every opportunity to submit will be offered, where no Plan is forthcoming by the end of 2017 then CLOCS Champion status will be suspended. If you have not yet completed yours please folllow this link.
CLOCS Site Compliance Monitoring Visits
Site visits were introduced earlier this year as an elective way to demonstrate site compliance with the CLOCS Standard and to compliment the fleet operator audit. The Working Group has now agreed the time is right to impose some rigour to the process through the introduction of this policy that will be updated as the CLOCS journey progresses.
“A CLOCS Champion should request one/more visits by the CLOCS site compliance monitoring team to at least 20% of their ‘sites’ each year”...read the full policy.Rest assured, all visits are completed in a constructive and supportive way to help companies identify ways to improve.This policy does not seek to punish, but exists to help Champions understand and improve site compliance and consequent safety.
Embedding CLOCS into apprenticeship training
CoTrain, a CITB Shared Apprenticeship Scheme held its annual development day last Friday for its Year 2 apprentice Site Managers – the future of the industry. Many of these young people work with CLOCS Champions such as Mace, Willmott Dixon and Kier and the day is designed to help them plan for the completion of their apprenticeship and the move into full time employment.
Derek Rees, Project Director of CLOCS, provided an overview of the CLOCS Standard to demonstrate how their responsibilities as future site managers extend beyond the site gates. Some of those who have already been involved with construction logistics had previously heard of CLOCS and understood the wider implications. To cement their new-found knowledge and to help them to take the message back into their colleagues, they were set the task of preparing short presentations to play back to the group, highlighting the current situation and the opportunities and benefits for various stakeholders such as directors, site managers and the local community. CoTrain is run by SECBE – lead partner in the delivery of CLOCS.
Free FORS Webinars - 6 November at 13:00
An 'Introduction to FORS' webinar will help you understand the basics of the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS). It will demonstrate how the scheme works and how FORS can improve operations throughout the supply chain. Scheduled to run monthly until May 2018, these one hour lunchtime sessions will offer an opportunity to ask questions, and any queries that are not answered live will be responded to by email once the session ends. For more information and to register, click here
FORS Collision manager
FORS Collision Manager (formerly CLOCS Manager) reported that 74% of incidents reported on the system are due to driver/rider error or reaction. Help avoid this within your business by adhering to the driver standards requirement D1 to D9 of the FORS Standard and 3.1 on the CLOCS Standard.
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. Drivers can also take advantage of the Safe Urban Driving (SUD) training, which meets FORS, CLOCS and TfL’s Work Related Road Risk (WRRR) requirements.
Sharing the road safely
The University of Manchester is currently undergoing a great deal of construction work as part of a £1 billion investment programme. Their community engagement programme includes making sure students are aware of the risks as they cycle, drive or walk on campus. They have offered students the opportunity to:
- Sit in the driver’s seat of a lorry to understand what they can / cannot see of the road.
- Learn about the techniques that could be life-saving in the event of a collision.
- Receive training on safe-cycling on busy roads from experienced instructors.
- Get a bike check up sorted, free of charge.
- Speak to the Estates Safety Team about campus improvements, and share their thoughts on safety on campus.
Watch your height
Eurotunnel and TfL are working together to remind drivers of height restrictions in London. Blackwall Tunnel is a key river crossing in London but ‘watch out’ because Blackwall’s northbound tunnel height limit of 4m is lower than the southbound tunnel’s limit of 4.8m. It’s also lower compared to other London tunnels and river crossings e.g. Dartford.
Traffic flow through Blackwall is disrupted on average 30 times a month through overheight vehicles and breakdowns. In 2015, overheight vehicle incidents at the tunnel were estimated to have caused delays costing more than £3m.
|Dates for the diary|
6th November &
4th December &
An introduction to FORS
21st March 2018 Birmingham National Conference Centre
CLOCS Annual Progress event
Collisions and incidents this month
27 October 2017 – Yardley, Birmingham
Pedestrian fatality Teen dead and another seriously injured after lorry crash following police pursuit
26 October 2017 – Merseyside, Liverpool
Pedestrian fatality Pedestrian killed by HGV on Queens Drive
25 October 2017 – West Kilburn, Harrow
Pedestrian fatality A404 collision: Pedestrian hospitalised following collision with lorry
24 October 2017 – Northern Parade, Portsmouth
Cyclist fatality Cyclist in hospital after crash with skip lorry
22 October 2017 – Chedgrave, Norfolk
Motorcyclist fatality Police want to trace lorry driver after motorcyclist dies in south Norfolk crash
20 October 2017 – Ludgate Circus, London
Pedestrian fatality Pedestrian 'hit by van' and killed at Ludgate Circus