CLOCS Bulletin October 2017

2 Oct 2017

CLOCS Bulletin
October 2017
30 new CLOCS Champions - now 533
DMS Heavy Haulage LtdCoinford Plant Ltd
Galt Transport LtdSafe and Secure logistics
Mossford Construction Co LtdGKR Scaffolding Ltd
Access Solutions ScaffoldingHarringtons Builders PLC
Relabond LtdLMD Skip and Grab Hire Ltd
Universal Tanker solutions LtdAmalga Ltd
Briggs & Forrester Group LtdSwan-way Haulage Ltd
CCG LtdAAA Delivery Services Ltd
Construction Logistics Planning LtdAlltask Ltd
FGF LtdAlphatrans Thames Ltd
New Image Stone LtdLancebox Ltd
Express Concrete LtdCorley + Woolley Ltd
Ardent Hire Solutions LtdTMR transport ltd
Green & Skinner (Haulage) LtdJerram Falkus Construction
Aztek Logistics LtdLJJ 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:
  • 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.
These are just a few key benefits – download the new Guidance or take a look at the Construction Logistics website for more information.

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 

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:
Implementation Plans
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” 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 &
9th January...
Online Webinar
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

19 October 2017 – York, Yorkshire
Motorcycle injury Moped rider injured in collision with HGV in York

14 October 2017 – A505, Royston
Pedestrian fatality Pedestrian killed after being struck by lorry on the A505 near Royston

12 October 2017 – Ealing, London
Cyclist fatality Female cyclist dies a week after being hit by lorry in west London

12 October 2017 – Sutton, London
Pedestrian fatality Man killed after being hit by lorry in busy high street

09 October 2017 – Birmingham, West Midlands
Cyclist fatality Cyclist dies after her bike crashes with a lorry in Birmingham

07 October 2017 – Strood, Kent
Pedestrian fatality Man who was hit by lorry on A2 between Strood and Cobham died at the scene

06 October 2017 – Wandsworth, London
Pedestrian fatality A woman has died in a collision with a lorry in Buckhold Road, Wandsworth

06 October 2017 – Attleborough, Norwich
Pedestrian fatality Police seek witnesses after man dies in crash with lorry in Attleborough

05 October 2017 – St George, Telford
Pedestrian injury Delivery driver’s arm believed to have been severed


26 October 2017 – Buckhurst Hill, Essex Cyclist fatality Lorry driver who killed cyclist while speeding down wrong side of road given four years in prison

19 October 2017 – Kings Cross, London Cyclist fatality Shock as 'lovely' City trader dies seven weeks on from cycling crash on commute

10 October 2017 – Dublin, Ireland
Cyclist fatality Cyclist died following collision with truck, inquest hears

CLOCS in the news

MPA welcomes Mayor of London’s latest plans

South Ockendon-based Gordon Group add 30 new Volvos to fleet

Renault Trucks returns to Freight in the City Expo

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