CLOCS Bulletin May 2017

2 May 2017

CLOCS Bulletin
Another 21 new CLOCS Champions - now 454

Taylor Made Joinery Interiors Limited
Helsby and Longden Ltd
GRS Production and Logistics Ltd
Pier (UK) Ltd
Ace Movements Transport Ltd
Gwynedd Shipping Ltd
Tuffnells Parcels Ltd
Knight Harwood
Vaughan Plant Haulage Ltd

Alan Hadley Ltd
Appian Construction Ltd
Oakleaf Commercial Services
Williams Scaffolding Services Ltd
Mayo Civil Engineering Ltd
Mark Luck Ltd
Walter Thompson Ltd
Bryant Haulage
Carey London ltd
Alphatrans Humber Ltd
Overbury Plc
Andrew R Child

CLOCS seminar at Tip-ex Thursday 1 June 2017 at Harrogate Convention Centre
Similar to the recent CLOCS seminar in London, this 2-4pm event gives the opportunity to hear
  • Introduction to CLOCS - Derek Rees, CLOCS UK
  • How local authorities are requiring CLOCS through planning and procurement conditions - Davey Robertson, Northumberland County Council
  • How contractors provide the right site conditions and check compliance of fleet operators - Adrian Boughtflower, Mace
  • National site conditions assessment & directory - Glen Davies, AtoH
  • Update on the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme - John Hix

Book your FREE place now by mailing
Refocus on…CLOCS guide
Improving road safety using the planning 
Launched in March 16, this document explains how planning officers can mitigate the effects of work related road risk (WRRR) associated with a development by introducing the CLOCS Standard into planning conditions. Key sections of the guide are:

1.What CLOCS is & what’s covered in the CLOCS Standard
2.How CLOCS can benefit the local area
3.How CLOCS fits into the planning process
4.Types of development that CLOCS requirements can particularly improve safety on
5.Advice on monitoring and support of CLOCS requirement
Tell us what you think – please e-mail to tell us:
  • Whether you use this guide in your company
  • How useful it is
  • Suggestions to improve it
Championing CLOCS – as a CLOCS Champion, you’ll be actively promoting the implementation of the CLOCS National Standard – so please forward this bulletin to local authorities to recommend their planning policies require compliance to CLOCS National Standard
HS2 hosts CLOCS working group in Birmingham
Hosted by HS2, the CLOCS Working Group met in Birmingham to review recent progress and discuss future developments. The session included:
  • Outline proposals for new Traffic Marshal training
  • How lessons can be learned from collisions or near misses and use of CLOCS Manager
  • The CLOCS site compliance checklist developed by Considerate Constructor’s Scheme
  • Launch of a pilot ground conditions assessment tool & online directory to aid the uptake and use of safer trucks
For more info on the working group contact
Site Compliance Visits – claim your 2 free visits  
Clients, contractors and other site operators can now have their sites independently assessed to identify and demonstrate how well they are performing against the CLOCS Standard.  The CLOCS site checklist, developed in partnership with the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS), assesses compliance against the seven client requirements of the CLOCS Standard.
CLOCS is funding the first 100 visits (max. 2 per contractor) when done alongside a CCS site visit. Please nominate 5 sites (we’ll select 2) by e-mailing details to  

Bank on Safety
The City of London Corporation's experimental safety scheme, Bank on Safety, went live on Monday 22 May 2017 – meaning that only pedal cyclists and buses will be able to cross Bank Junction, Monday to Friday, between the hours of 7am to 7pm. There is a selection of maps on the City of London website showing loading areas, length restrictions and access routes.
For further information contact The experiment will be closely monitored for other UK cities & towns to understand the lessons.

McGee’s use innovative lorry safety check system
McGee Construction (national specialist contractor and main contractor) is pioneering the use of digital safety checks to ensure drivers always actually walk around their vehicle, and to immediately report any vehicle defects to fleet management to prevent potential injury to others..

Conquip Champions CLOCS
For the 2nd year running CLOCS champions Conquip have partnered with Revolve24 to take part in the 24-hour endurance cycling event on 16th – 17th September.  They are using the event as an opportunity to raise awareness about cycle safety and will be taking a Conquip truck to demonstrate the risk associated with large construction more

May 2017
Collisions and incidents this month

23 May 2017 – Suffolk
Pedestrian Fatality - Emergency services are at the scene of a serious crash on the A47 in Suffolk, after a HGV lorry hit a pedestrian

22 May 2017 – London
Cyclist Fatality - Cyclist dies after being hit by lorry at busy crossroads in Chelsea

21 May 2017 – Holmes Chapel, Derbyshire
Motorcyclist Fatality - Derbyshire motorcyclist dies after collision with lorry on M6 motorway

18 May 2017 – Dudley, West Midlands
Pedestrian Injury - Pedmore Road crash: Man injured after being hit by lorry outside Merry Hill

18 May 2017 – Aldridge, West Midlands
Pedestrian Injury - Little Aston Road crash: Man critically injured after being hit by lorry in Aldridge

17 May 2017 – Reading, Berkshire
Motorcyclist Fatality - Motorcyclist dies after lorry collision last night

17 May 2017 – Hammersmith and Fullham, London
Cyclist Injury - Cyclist fighting for life in hospital after collision with cement truck in White City

10 May 2017 – Bourne End, Amersham, Buckinghamshire
Pedestrian fatality - Woman dies after crash involving lorry in The Parade, Bourne End

05 May 2017 – Elephant and Castle, London
Cyclist Injury - Cyclist injured in Elephant & Castle lorry collision

05 May 2017 – Catford, London
Pedestrian fatality - Man dies after being hit by lorry in Catford


08 May 2017 – West Midlands
Pedestrian Injury:  Lorry-mounted crane incident sees director handed eight-year ban

Diary Dates


1-3rd June 2017

23rd June 2017
National Federation of Demolition Contractors
Demolition Expo

27-28th June 2017
CIH conference

29th June 2017
CLOCS Presents Constructing Excellence Health & Safety Award
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