CLOCS Bulletin July 2018

5 Jul 2018

 
CLOCS Bulletin
 
July 2018
 
8 new CLOCS Champions
Costain Skanska Joint Venture
Telford Homes Plc
WH Transport
JMS Specialist Joinery Ltd
Woodford Haulage Ltd
Amicus Insurance Solutions Ltd
Ward Recycling
James Killelea & Co Ltd
 
 

CLOCS at the awards…
CLOCS was proud to sponsor the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Award at the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards on 28th June – attended by 600 industry leaders – and was particularly delighted that the panel of independent judges selected Lendlease Construction as the overall winner as they are also a CLOCS Champion. The Judges said, “Lendlease Construction’s long term and high-level commitment to health & wellbeing has provided significant resource to establish and maintain an industry-leading and contemporary programme to support a healthy and productive workforce”. The judges were also hugely impressed by the outstanding efforts and achievements of ATT Tideway EPIC: Logistics for its “innovative ‘top down’ approach to engaging with all employees, contractors and stakeholders which has brought about huge changes in drivers’ attitudes, engagement and more considerate behaviour”, awarding the team a Highly Commended. Click here for more information on what made each so special.

Kate Cairns – a real champion awarded Top 50 Women in Engineering 2018 
Kate’s efforts and achievements in driving positive change in construction, particularly her work to raise profile & improve Vulnerable Road User safety, have been publicly and justly recognised in the Telegraph’s Top 50 Women in Engineering 2018. Many will know Kate as a compassionate and tenacious campaigner for improved road safety, setting up See Me Save Me after her sister, Eilidh, was killed when struck from behind by a fully laden tipper lorry whilst cycling to work. Kate has been at the centre of CLOCS since its inception, secured Northumberland’s adoption of the CLOCS Standard when she was a County Councillor, ensured inclusion of CLOCS in revision of other industry standards - CEEQUAL and BREEAM handbook for new construction and much more.

MPA introduces new Driver’s App at TipEx and Hillhead 2018
The Mineral Products Association (MPA), the sectorial body for the industry, has been introducing the new MPA Driver’s App to attendees of two major industry events ahead of it going live. Developed as part of a TfL CLOCS part-funded project, to address VRU safety and highlight the benefit of CLOCS to a wider audience, the new App will provide a one stop shop for like-minded professional drivers. In line with the CLOCS Standard, the App will enable drivers to stay up to date with all the latest information regarding their own safety, health and wellbeing, as well as the safety of those they share the road with. Features will include information on common vehicle standards and best practice across the industry, a facility to track CPD and log personal qualifications, the ability to register near misses, as well as latest news and social media updates. CLOCS members will receive invitations to download the Driver’s App when it goes live. Click here for more info

Shout about what you’ve been doing as a CLOCS Champion!
CLOCS is about collective and collaborative effort by all of the 600 organisations that are CLOCS Champions. It’s also about providing platforms for each of those organisations to shout about some of the actions and activities they have done to raise wider awareness and to drive implementation of the CLOCS Standard. University of Manchester, Tarmac, Balfour Beatty, RoadPeace and CEMEX are amongst Champions that have submitted articles for inclusion in the CLOCS monthly bulletin. Please send in a short summary and relevant picture or logo for inclusion in the next available CLOCS bulletin  to enquiries@clocs.org.uk

Construction Logistics – Planned Measures
CLOCS is particularly focused on eliminating fatal or serious injury collisions between HGVs and VRUs. It specifically requires projects to have effective Construction Logistics Plans (CLPs) amongst other actions. But Construction Logistics is also about increasing predictability, productivity, efficiency and communication whilst reducing any detrimental impact on the environment, people and the wider community. Every planning authority, construction client and contractor is urged to adopt the Construction Logistics Plan guidance and look to use all appropriate Planned Measures to maximise benefits for all. They include:
  • Traffic routing systems
  • Delivery Management Systems
  • Collision recording/reporting
  • Construction Consolidation Centres
  • Water or Rail Freight toolkits
  • Holding zones
  • Material re-use

Direct Vision Standard and HGV Safety Permit
Under current scheme proposals, all HGVs over 12 tonnes entering or operating in Greater London from 26 October 2020 will need to hold a safety permit. New guidance on the vehicle requirements for HGV safety permits is available here. For any questions, please email DVS@tfl.gov.uk

FORS 
FORS Professional training includes a range of learning options, including eLearning and classroom-based courses for both drivers and managers. By undertaking FORS professional training, drivers and managers can help their organisation improve fleet performance with respect to safety, efficiency and environmental impact.
 
As part of the FORS Professional suite of training, FORS operators and their drivers are able to take advantage of a number of free-to-access eLearning modules, designed to offer concise and accessible training that will help FORS members meet the requirements of the FORS Standard.
 
In 2017 alone, over 120,000 drivers and managers completed an eLearning module.
 
To find out more about FORS and its benefits, please click here.
 
For a short summary of each module, please take a look at the FORS Professional eLearning leaflet.
Dates for the diary
Demystifying CLOCS/FORS
9th July - Croydon,

3rd Sept - Manchester

An introduction to FORS
Online Webinar
3rd July, 8th Aug, 6th Sept, 9th Oct.
Collisions and incidents this month
28 June 2018 –  Leyton, London
 
22 June 2018 – Felpham, Bognor Regis
 
17 June 2018 – Xscape, Leeds
 
13 June 2018 – Lostock Green, Northwich
 
7 June 2018 – Weymouth, Dorset
 
4 June 2018 – Hartley Witney, Hampshire
 
6 June 2018 – Lepton, Huddersfield
 
 
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