CLOCS Bulletin December 2017

2 Dec 2017

CLOCS Bulletin
December 2017
10 new CLOCS Champions - now 563
Westgreen Construction
Kershaw Mechanical Services Ltd
DCM Surfaces
Fannon Ltd
Roy Hill Haulage Ltd
DAW Logistics Ltd
Broadfields Building Services Ltd

Van Elle Ltd
Franklin Demolition Ltd
John Peck Construction Ltd

CLOCS Standard – revision 2.1 published
The CLOCS Standard has just reached another milestone as it reaches its third iteration.

Version 2.1 has just been published.  No fundamental changes have been made to the requirements of the Standard but more detail has been added to the sections relating to Clients and Contractors to better reflect their roles and responsibilities in this partnership between the construction industry and fleet/vehicle operators.  

All changes have been agreed in consultation with the CLOCS Working Group.  Click here to download

CLOCS Annual Conference - How to save lives, reputation and money
This year’s CLOCS annual conference invites, regulators & planners, construction clients, principal contractors and HGV operators across the UK with a desire to embed a culture of responsibility for health & safety beyond site hoardings.

The conference programme will provide information and tools to help with implementation of the national CLOCS Standard and will help everyone involved to do everything they reasonably can to protect their staff, supply chain and community. CLOCS saves lives, reputation and money.

CLOCS saves lives, reputation and money

Last year, across the UK,  nearly 500 people were killed or seriously injured through collisions with HGVs and many of those vehicles were related to construction.  Book to attend the conference now.

Conference highlights
  • Keynote address
  • National roll-out of CLOCS
  • Managing Implementation
  • Construction Logistics Plans
  • 10 workshop sessions to support implementation – freedom to choose three sessions to most suit your needs.

CLOCS sponsors Health & Safety Award
For the second year running, CLOCS is sponsoring Health & Safety in the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2018.  Partnering with Construction Logistics, the team aims to embed responsibility for
health & safety beyond the hoardings into the culture of developers and construction companies across the UK and takes pride in the knowledge that London and the South East organisations are leading the field.

With 15 categories ranging from “Client of the Year” award to “Innovation” these awards are pan-industry and recognise more than the great projects delivered; they focus on people, their behaviour and the approaches taken to achieve best 'all-round value'.  Totally inclusive, these awards are open to the whole sector from buildings to infrastructure, all parts of the demand and supply chain, all disciplines, professions and trades.  Closing date 5th March 2018.  For more information visit:

FORS Collision Manager
As we close out the year it is important to remember that winter brings the most challenging weather conditions to drive in. FORS Collision Manager reported that 35% of reported collisions occur during the dark. The data also revealed 29% of all collisions recorded occur during the winter time, so please be careful when out on the road. 

To help to reduce the possibility of road accidents please ensure your vehicles are roadworthy by adhering to section V1 in the FORS Standard. To further support your drivers, ensure they complete FORS eLearning modules on truck smart or van smart. These courses will train your drivers how to correctly perform walk around checks in addition to teaching them how to apply good practice in the variety of scenarios they may encounter.

CLOCS in the news

Changing the very nature of driving
Businessman Eddie Collins has been at the forefront of some of the automotive industry’s most high profile innovations since the 1960s. Eddie Collins and his daughter Jackie want to radically transform automotive safety, "our equipment enables companies to modify their drivers’ behaviour through monitoring them through our live view systems, our company helps the road transport industry’s Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) standards and Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) become a reality".

What you can do to make construction traffic safer in your borough
More building sites means more lorry movements and more potential danger for pedestrians and cyclists. As part of a joint project with TfL, LCC has written to the leader of every council that is not signed-up to the CLOCS body asking them to join. 


Dates for the diary
9th January, 6th Feb...
Online Webinar
An introduction to FORS
21st March 2018 Birmingham National Conference Centre
CLOCS Annual Progress event

Collisions and incidents this month
29 December 2017 – M1, Garforth
Pedestrian fatality Pedestrian seriously injured in collision with truck

22 December 2017 – York, Yorkshire
Pedestrian injury Woman seriously hurt after collision with lorry in York city centre

20 December 2017 – Perth, Scotland
Motorcyclist injury 
Motorcyclist seriously injured in smash with bin lorry

19 December 2017 - Waterloo Road, Romford
Cyclist fatality
Police appeal for witnesses
18 December 2017 – Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham
Pedestrian fatality Pedestrian dies after horror-crash with lorry in Sutton Coldfield

18 December 2017 – Itchen, Southampton

13 December 2017 – Haddon, Peterborough
Pedestrian fatality
A man has died after a fatal collision with a lorry at the Peterborough Service Station at Haddon

11 December 2017
Tulse Hill, London
Pedestrian fatality
Four different drivers run over woman and fail to stop in multiple hit-and-run horror

11 December 2017 – A50, West Midlands
Pedestrian fatality Police reveal pedestrian killed by lorry on A50 was 35-year-old man from Stoke-on-Trent

8 December 2017 – Springfield, Chelmsford
Pedestrian fatality Man killed by bin lorry in Chelmsford was council refuse freighter
8 December 2017 – Ludgate Circus, City of London


15 December 2017 – Cosford Grange Farm, Shropshire
Motorcyclist fatality
Shropshire motorcyclist ‘deliberately’ rode into lorry two days after arrest, inquest told

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