CLOCS Bulletin September 2017

2 Sep 2017

CLOCS Bulletin
September 2017
CLOCS signs 500th Champion
CLOCS reaches a significant milestone. We are delighted to welcome The Crown Estate as our 500th CLOCS Champion.

Henrietta Frater, HSE and Wellbeing Manager shares her enthusiasm for becoming a CLOCS Champion, “The Crown Estate is a specialist real estate business, focused on commercial property in central London, prime regional retail and offshore wind. Our purpose is to create brilliant places through conscious commercialism and, for us, that means taking a long-term view and considering what we do from every perspective. Working closely with the communities in which we operate is central to this approach and supporting projects like CLOCS to help reduce road risk, is a great example of this.” What a great example for other clients to follow!
Another 11 new CLOCS Champions - now 504
The Crown Estate
The Institute of Civil Engineers
Own Developments Ltd
A S Miles Consulting Ltd
Jamieson Contracting NW Ltd
J P Dunn Construction Ltd
Waste Plan Solutions Ltd
Wheeler and Son Ltd
County Supplies Ltd
Rhino Waste Services Ltd

Refocus on…CLOCS guide
Managing driver training and licensing
This document addresses how to comply with Section3.3 of the CLOCS Standard and is aimed at operators of vehicles delivering to, collecting from or servicing construction sites and their drivers. It is also designed to help driver training companies ensure training and development products meet the requirements of the CLOCS Standard. The guide includes:

1) Guidance around the requirements for drivers to:
  • Complete approved progressive theoretical training including the safety of vulnerable road users.
  • Undertake training in the use and limitations of supplementary vehicle safety equipment.
2) Guidance around the requirements for fleet operators to have a system in place to ensure all drivers hold and carry a valid licence for the category of vehicle they are tasked to drive and manage any risks associated with endorsements or restriction codes.
3) Advice for managers on developing driver continued professional development plan.
4) Advice for managers on accurate record keeping and demonstrating compliance.

FORS Collision Manager
Data is King. Increase your understanding of roadrisks, collision trends, produce KPIs, and share lessons learned with FORS Collision Manager (formerly CLOCS Manager)
FORS Collision Manager will assist you in implementing and adhering to requirement 3.1.2 - of the CLOCS Standard (Collision reporting), as well as requirement O3 - Incidents and Collisions - of the FORS Standard.

The built-in dashboard and reporting functions allow users to keep a log of all incidents in a consistent way.

What is the T-Charge?
The T-Charge (Toxicity CTransport for Londonharge) is part of a package of actions being taken by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to help clean up London’s dangerously polluted air, especially nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter. Both of these contribute to thousands of early deaths in London each year and impact our health over the course of our lives – leading to smaller lungs in our children, and greater risk of dementia and stroke when we get older.

The T-Charge is an additional £10 daily charge which will apply if you drive an older vehicle that doesn’t meet minimum exhaust emissions standards in the central London Congestion Charge zone, from 07:00 to 18:00, Monday to Friday. It will come into effect on 23rd October 2017.

How do I know if I have to pay? Vehicles entering the Congestion Charge zone that do not meet the minimum emissions standards will be subject to the charge. You can check if your vehicle meets the required standard with our vehicle compliance checker.

London Cycling Campaign, Lorry Safety Project
At an Exchanging PlacesLorry Safety Project event hosted by the City of London in September, the London Cycling Campaign (LCC) and HGV manufacturer Dennis Eagle launched a major new initiative to reduce the number of cyclists and pedestrians killed or seriously injured in collisions with lorries.

The new Lorry Safety Project, run by LCC with sponsorship from Dennis Eagle, provides advice and support to people on how to stay safe when cycling and walking near lorries.

Awake at the Wheel
Sleep: don’t leave home without it!Awake at the Wheel
Research has shown that a massive 20% of road accidents are down to tiredness; either drivers falling asleep at the wheel or reaction times being slowed. The Awake at the Wheel infographic highlights the dangers that stem from driving when tired, how to spot the signs that you’re unsafe to drive and why often-tried methods of staying awake won’t help your driving if it’s sleep you really need.

Direct Vision Standard (DVS) - update
Transport for London (TfL) has released interim direct vision star ratings for Euro VI Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) as part of the development of its proposed Direct Vision Standard (DVS). The next phase of public consultation is due to open in the autumn on the proposed interim star ratings and a new Direct Vision Standard HGV safety permit... Read more

Commitment to giving back
CLOCS Champion Conquip partnered with Revolve24 for the 2nd year running, raising awareness around cycle safety.  Recognising the disproportionate amount of deaths of cyclists in urban areas, and realising it has to be a collaborative effort between both truck drivers and cyclists, they helped demonstrate the dangers of HGVs by carrying out an ‘exchanging places’ at the event with one of the Conquip fleet of trucks.  Watch a summary of the event here.

CLOCS in the news
Latest industry views on the news: Direct Vision Standards
Industry views: Direct Vision Standard

Protect vulnerable road users Transport for London (TfL), has unveiled its very own Direct Vision Standard (DVS) for trucks working in the capital of the UK

Small Firms Awards for O’Donovan’s North London-based waste management company O’Donovan Waste has won two Federation of Small Business (FSB) Awards

AS Miles Consulting Ltd We are the Champion
Dates for the diary
17 October 2017
FORS Members Conference

9 October 2017
Online webinar
An Introduction to FORS

21st March 2017 Birmingham (TBC)
CLOCS Annual Progress event

Collisions and incidents this month
27 September 2017 – Chelsea,London
Cyclist fatality
Female cyclist, 36, killed after being hit by lorry

21 September 2017 – Polegate, East Sussex
Motorcyclist Injury Biker died after being catapulted into the air in lorry crash
21 September 2017 – Clacton, Essex
Pedestrian Injury A133 Clacton crash sees pedestrian in 'life-threatening' condition after being hit by lorry

20 September 2017 – Harlow, London
Cyclist Injury Everything we know so far after cyclist and lorry collide

18 September 2017 – Islington, London
Pedestrian fatality Old Street crash: Woman dies after being hit by lorry on busy east London road

14 September 2017 – M5, Dursley
Pedestrian fatality A man died after being hit by a lorry and then more vehicles

13 September 2017 – Moortown Barton, Devon
Motorcyclist fatality Investigation after young motorcyclist, 24, killed in collision with HGV

13 September 2017 – Hounslow, London
Pedestrian injury A4 crash: Two injured in serious collision with lorry in Hounslow

07 September 2017 – Lechlade, Gloucestershire Cyclist injury Police appeal for witnesses following collision between lorry and cyclist in Lechlade
06 September 2017 – M48, Severn Crossing Motorcyclist fatality M48 Severn Crossing closed after collision between HGV and motorbike
04 September 2017 – Peckham, London Cyclist fatality Man killed in Peckham High Street collision, police confirm
02 September 2017 – Salford, Manchester Cyclist fatality HGV CRASH TRAGEDY Friends pay tribute to ‘beautiful and caring’ teen cyclist, 18
01 September 2017 – Churchbridge, Oldbury Pedestrian fatality Boy of 11 killed in Oldbury lorry crash
25 September 2017 – Exning, Suffolk
Cyclist fatality Cyclist killed in early morning Exning crash with lorry did not have lights
01 September 2017 – Camden Road,London Cyclist fatality Cyclist dies at Camden Road blackspot where safety work had been delayed
31 August 2017 – Cottam, Driffield Cyclist fatality Speeding lorry driver killed dad who had lost his son in motorbike crash
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