CLOCS Documents & Policies

CLOCS Standard

This Standard provides a National framework for the management of road safety by the industry in a way that can be adhered to consistently by fleet operators.

CLOCS Standard version 4 - Summary of changes

A PDF summary of the changes made to the CLOCS Standard Version 4 in August 2022.

Memorandum Of Understanding

Designed to build engagement with and commitment to the CLOCS Standard. It does not create any legally binding obligations for either party, but is a statement of current intentions and commitment to improve road safety.

CLOCS Inactive Champion policy

To maintain the integrity of CLOCS and to avoid undermining the good efforts of the majority of CLOCS Champions, the following policy was agreed by the CLOCS Working Group

Guides for implementation

CLOCS Guide - Managing Supply Chain compliance

Providing guidance to help clients ensure their suppliers comply with the requirements of the CLOCS Standard.

CLOCS Guide - How to embed CLOCS into the planning process to improve community safety

Designed to help local authorities to understand how they can include CLOCS in the planning process to help mitigate the effects of work related road risk.

CLOCS Guide - How to embed CLOCS in procurement

This guide will help you integrate the CLOCS Standard into your procurement strategies, framework agreements and contracts. It will enable you to use your procurement process and documents to require that your suppliers have appropriate policies and procedures in place to comply with the CLOCS Standard.

RTPI Practice Advice - Planning For Construction Safety

Reducing the impacts of construction traffic with the Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) Standard, Royal Town Planning Institute

CLOCS Handbook - Assessment for on-site ground conditions

Designed for site operators, construction clients and principal contractors to evaluate and rate your construction, supply or waste site. The CLOCS Standard also requires construction clients to ensure sites are suitable for vehicles fitted with enhanced safety features.

CLOCS - Good practice for designers

Prioritising safety on all infrastructure projects should be paramount to the design process, and this document describes the approach that Designers should take when developing their designs to include planning for resource and vehicle movements for a construction site to reduce its impact on the road network and local community. This document was produced in collaboration with expert input from ICE’s Safety, Health & Wellbeing and Walking & Cycling Communities of Practice.

Assessment for on-site ground conditions form

See page 17 of the CLOCS Handbook - Assessment for on-site ground conditions. Use this 'fillable' form to record your site ratings.

Collision and emission reporting guidance

Guidance developed to support the changes to the CLOCS Standard in 2022

Fleet accreditation guidance

Guidance developed to support the changes to the CLOCS Standard in 2022

Construction Logistics Plan

Construction Logistics Plan Guidance

An important management tool for planners, developers and construction contractors, a CLP forms part of the planning application.

Construction Logistics Plan Tool

The purpose of the dashboard tool is to help improve the creation and evaluation of CLPs by providing a number of standardised outputs. Before opening this tool, you must open Excel, go to File > Options > Trust Center > Trust Center Options/Settings > Macro settings and select 'Enable all macros (not recommended; potentially dangerous code can run)' then click ok. Note that you should reverse these settings and disable macros once this exercise is completed.

Construction Logistics Plan Tool - completed example

This is a completed example of the Construction Logistics Plan Tool mentioned above.

Outline CLP - template

This is a template for an Outline CLP. Please follow the information provided within as well as in the Construction Logistics Plan Guidance document above to assist you in completing an Outline CLP.

Outline CLP example - Lodge Court

This Outline CLP complete example adheres to a previous template. To be updated in 2020. Please follow the information provided within the up-to-date Outline CLP template and the CLP Guidance document above to assist you in completing an Outline CLP.

Outline CLP example - Cannon Street

A completed Outline CLP case study.

CLOCS 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:

Example contract clauses

Contract example, designed for your use allowing you to adapt according to organisational requirements

Example letter to suppliers

To realise the CLOCS standard across the whole supply chain please mandate compliance...

CLOCS gate check poster A1

A visual aid to determine what vehicle checks are required - updated in 2019

CLOCS Clear Dash, Safe Cab Checklist

A 2-page checklist to help improve vehicle safety.

Compliance check form and non-conformance report

Printable and online form to enable compliance checking monitoring and non-conformance report

Compliance checking & monitoring process

Easily identifiable poster to determine the vehicle checking process and non-compliance process.

Compliance checking & monitoring process diagram

Easily understandable form designed to allow you to check contractual compliance and on-site compliance

Driver non-conformance notification

standard form to give to drivers who are non-compliant at the gate.

Collision Reporting requirements of client and principal contractor

Example reporting template

Site Monitoring

Preparing for your CLOCS Site Monitoring Visit

A formal monitoring approach has been developed in partnership with Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS). Site Monitoring visits provide evidence of progress towards compliance on construction sites.

CLOCS Site Validation Checklist

The Checklist can be used to assess compliance against the basic requirements of the CLOCS Standard

Self-assessment checklist

The self-assessment checklist can be used to assess compliance against the basic requirements of the CLOCS Standard. This can be used to support a formal CLOCS site review visit but can also be used for principal contractors for internal purposes.

Self-assessment scoring sheet

The Self-assessment scoring sheet is designed to complement the Self-assessment checklist for principal contractors. This is used to establish whether Principal contractor duties are met.

Fleet operations


The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary accreditation scheme that promotes best practice for commercial vehicle operators. FORS encompasses all aspects of safety, efficiency, and environmental protection.

FORS guides and toolkits

CLOCS Champions can take advantage of the FORS toolkits and guides - designed to help you meet the FORS Standard and improve performance across your organisation. The publications listed below are particularly related to implementation of the CLOCS Standard. Collision management toolkit - to help reduce the number and severity of road traffic collisions Congestion toolkit FORS vehicle safety equipment guide

FORS Collision Manager

FORS Collision Manager (formally CLOCS Manager) provides a new level of industry transparency relating to work related road safety enabling you to capture, report, investigate and analyse incidents, collisions and near-misses

Online Tools

CLOCS Vox image for press release

GB Road Safety Stats Analysis Dashboard

CLOCS Champions can access and manipulate an interactive dashboard to fully understand trends, location and contributory factors of collisions between construction vehicles and Vulnerable Road Users. Non-champions can view a PDF extract of some useful findings.

Crash Map

CrashMap uses data collected by the police about road traffic crashes occurring on British roads where someone is injured. Incidents are displayed on a fully searchable map and users can quickly identify potential areas of risk - a useful tool when assessing routes to site.

Construction Consolidation Centres

Collaborating to share transport resources can lead to a reduction in vehicle trips, as well as financial and environmental savings.

Safer Lorry Scheme

In a further step towards our ambition to see the Capital's roads free from death and serious injury, the Safer Lorry Scheme has been launched in collaboration with London Councils and Heathrow Airport

Freight Infrastructure in London Toolkit

For construction logistics planning, and developing Construction Logistics Plans (CLPs), developers and planning agents should be able to demonstrate that all options including using river and rail for construction freight traffic have been considered.


CLOCS Summary report for Crown Estates

Summary report on fatal or serious injury collisions between HGVs and Vulnerable Road Users on GB roads

Construction logistics and cyclist safety. Summary report

Published 15/1/13

Construction logistics and cyclist safety. Technical report

Published 15/1/13

Driving at work: Managing work-related road safety

Published 1/4/2014

Strategic Plans

Direct Vision Standard

The Direct Vision Standard (DVS) requires all lorries over 12 tonnes gross vehicle weight to obtain a permit to enter or operate in Greater London. From 26 October 2020, all HGVs more than 12 tonnes (GVW) entering or operating in Greater London will need to hold a valid HGV Safety Permit. The HGV Safety Permit scheme will cover Greater London and be in operation 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Vision Zero action plan

Published 24/8/2018 The Mayor's Transport Strategy sets out the goal that, by 2041, all deaths and serious injuries will be eliminated from London's transport network.

Made to Move

Made to Move, published in December 2017, set out a 15-step plan to transform Greater Manchester. This report was adopted unanimously by the district leaders. The first and most crucial step was the publication of a detailed, Greater Manchester-wide walking and cycling and infrastructure proposal, in collaboration with all ten local authorities.