A to Z Transport Services Oxford Properties Group O' Hagan Transport Ltd Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Town and Country Couriers U.K. Ltd Peter Norris Haulage Ltd Stevens Transport Limited Kings Transport Services Ltd BAM Construct UK Limited H Askey Transport Ltd TG Transport Ltd David Pullan Transport Ltd Higgins Group Plc
CLOCS MoU has been updated The CLOCS Working Group (comprising some 50 different CLOCS Champions) recently amended the CLOCS Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to help inform strategy development and support by the CLOCS team. It now includes a short form for each CLOCS Champion to outline its own CLOCS implementation plan as a construction client/contractor, as a fleet operator, as a communicator, or as a local planning authority – some organisation may have one or more of these functions. A copy of the new MoU is available at www.CLOCS.org.uk/MOU
We are writing to all existing CLOCS Champions asking them to complete a similar form online. We want to understand all Champions plans for adopting CLOCS and provide opportunities to define the scope and timescale for their implementation. If you are the lead CLOCS champion in your organisation and have not yet been contacted - email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consultation on Proposed Direct Vision Standards for Heavy Goods Vehicles Transport for London (TfL) is holding the first of a series of consultations on proposals to implement a Direct Vision Standard (DVS) for Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs). The DVS aims to address the issue of HGV and vulnerable road user safety in London.
The DVS uses a zero to five ‘star rating’ system to rate HGVs based on how much a driver can see directly from the cab without using cameras or mirrors. Under the proposal ‘zero star rated’ HGVs would be banned or restricted from London‘s roads by 2020, and only HGVs rated three stars and above would be allowed from 2024.
The consultation is open until Tuesday 18 April 2017.
New Vulnerable Road Users Course for the Construction Industry The Best Practice Hub – the construction industry’s free to access online platform for sharing best practice – has produced an e-learning course about Vulnerable Road Users. Click here to take the course.
Launched on 9 January, the course is designed to increase knowledge and understanding of the risks construction activity can pose to vulnerable road users and provides practical methods which can be adopted to minimise these risks. There is a whole section dedicated to CLOCS on the Best Practice Hub...more
CLOCS in Ireland Trucks in the City safety seminar in Dublin on January 17 featured the CLOCS and FORS programmes to explore how they might be adopted to suit the Irish urban environment, not only to cover construction vehicles but also the distribution sector. One of the prominent advocates of CLOCS and FORS is O’Donovan Waste Disposal, based in London and Jacqueline shared with the audience how the company has successfully implemented and benefited from the schemes...more
Focus on CLOCS grant funding: Mineral Products Association MPA has a number of exciting plans to extend the awareness of CLOCS to drivers and business engaged in the mineral products sector including both MPA members and non-member companies. The MPA CLOCS initiative will include a range of resources for drivers and businesses, and will be promoted widely across all regions using social media to endorse the initiative.
The MPA will also be promoting CLOCS to political audiences and industry regulators, including local authorities. New publications and industry-specific case studies will raise awareness of the commercial benefits to companies and drivers supporting CLOCS… more
CLOCS at the London Bike Show 16-19 February CLOCS will once again have a stand at the London Bike Show. The Metropolitan Police will be running Exchanging Places on the stand to raise awareness of the risks HGVs pose to vulnerable road users. Come along and see us on stand number LB951. The show runs from Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 February. Many thanks to all the CLOCS champions that have sponsored this year’s stand…more
This free to attend event will run from 10.00am to 3.00pm.
The exhibition includes the latest vehicles from leading manufacturers designed with improved direct vision suitable for use in the urban environment, advice and demonstrations focussed on CLOCS compliance checks and opportunities to view some of the latest safety products and services on offer.
The event is not limited to the construction industry. Operators interested in meeting the requirements of FORS silver or gold, or the CLOCS Standard, will have the opportunity to join guided tours and speak directly with the vehicle manufacturers, relevant equipment and service suppliers, and with representatives from both CLOCS and FORS.
Register today to reserve your free place at the exhibition.
CLOCS Sponsors Health, Safety & Wellbeing Award CLOCS is delighted to be partnering with SECBE and Constructing Excellence to recognise best practice and innovation in Health & Safety. Co-sponsoring this important award with Association of Project Safety (APS) will amplify our success in engaging with great companies in the construction industry and inspiring them to adopt the CLOCS Standard.
Calling for entries: closing date 6th march 2017 ...more
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CLOCS in the News
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