CLOCS Bulletin April 2017

2 Apr 2017

CLOCS Bulletin
Another 8 new CLOCS Champions - now 431
Grayson (GB) Ltd
Becro Engineering Ltd
Hardies Property & Construction Consultants
Neilcott Construction Group
Moss Electrical Co. Ltd
Drainfast Ltd
Middlebrook Transport Ltd
Pro Mech Ltd

CLOCS Judges H & S Award
As Co-sponsor of the SECBE Constructing Excellence Health, Safety and Wellbeing Award, CLOCS took its seat on the Judging Panel last Thursday.
Health & Safety is one of 14 strategic categories in these highly regarded awards. Dragons’ Den-like interviews were held throughout the day to identify the best people, organisations and projects in the region.  197 people were involved on the day with 74 teams presenting to 6 judging panels at 30 minute intervals throughout the day.  Teams battled to convince the judges that they were the best in class.  Hannah White, Freight & Fleet Programme Manager, Transport for London and CLOCS commented that all the presentations were really impressive “it was an extremely interesting day with lots of valuable learning that everyone should look out for when shared in in the Awards Brochure after the winners are announced at the Awards Ceremony on the 29th of June”  … more 

New requirements for Doctors to report drivers deemed at risk of causing serious harm
On 22 December 2014 a bin lorry collided with pedestrians in the city centre of Glasgow, Scotland, killing six and injuring fifteen others. The driver of the council-owned vehicle, Harry Clarke, said he had passed out at the wheel. A similar blackout had happened to him in the driving seat of a bus, and it transpired that he had a long history of health issues which he had not disclosed to his employers or the DVLA. A sheriff ruled after the inquiry that the tragedy could have been avoided if he had told the truth. Doctors owe a duty of confidentiality to their patients, but they also have a wider duty to protect and promote the health of patients and the public. New guidance sets out the steps doctors should take if a patient’s failure or refusal to stop driving exposes others to a risk of death or serious harm. More...
Is your vulnerable road user signage correct?
CLOCS Champions are committed to improving the safety of vulnerable road users. As part of the CLOCS Standard requirement 3.2.1 – ‘Warning signage’ – operators are required to fit vehicles over 3.5 tonnes gross weight with prominent warning signage to the rear of the vehicle to visually warn other road users not to get too close. Further guidance available from FORS...More
CLOCS Champion training course
CILT is working closely with CLOCS to professionalise CLOCS through the Development of CLOCS training courses (CPD approved) around 3 core themes: 1) Safety first - highlighting existing safety cultures that are already embedded in the construction industry and other sectors such as aviation or rail 2) Activities that cause harm -utilising TfL's research and materials on the imbalance of safety between workplace risk and work related road risk 3) Addressing the safety imbalance - ensuring that workplace safety and work related road safety are proportionately managed according to risk levels. The first workshop was held on Tuesday, with further workshops scheduled. For further information please contact
CLOCS conference at TipEx on 1st June in Harrogate
Similar to the recent CLOCS conference in London, this 2-4pm conference gives the opportunity to hear from and question the CLOCS team, Northumberland County Council as a planning authority and construction procurer, HS2 (UK’s largest construction project), Mace (TBC) as a leading contractor on implementing CLOCS on site, and AtoH on site conditions assessment & directory. Each will set out their commercial reasons for adopting CLOCS and the actions required from their supply chain to comply with the CLOCS National Standard. To book places, please e-mail:

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April 2017
CLOCS in the News

Diesel On the streets of London, the CLOCS ticking for truck owners in the UK capital.

Renault works with Veolia on high-vision RCV

Collisions and incidents this month

26 April 2017 – City Road, London
Cyclist Injury - No further information
25 April 2017 – Merton Road, London
Motorcyclist Injury - No further information
18 April 2017 – Peckham, London
Cyclist Injury - Peckham crash: Cyclist rushed to hospital after collision with a lorry in Peckham High Street
05 April 2017 – Pannal, Harrogate
Cyclist Injury - A collision on the A61 near Pannal involving a HGV has left a cyclist hospitalised


03 April 2017 – St Albans, London        
Cyclist Fatality: Driver faces private prosecution over death of cyclist in London

Diary Dates

27-28th June 2017
CIH conference

1-3rd June 2017

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

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