CLOCS Bulletin January 2017

1 Jan 2017

CLOCS Bulletin
Welcome to our new CLOCS Champions

A to Z Transport Services
Oxford Properties Group

O' Hagan Transport Ltd
Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
Town and Country Couriers U.K. Ltd

Peter Norris Haulage Ltd
Stevens Transport Limited
Kings Transport Services Ltd
BAM Construct UK Limited
H Askey Transport Ltd
TG Transport Ltd
David Pullan Transport Ltd

Higgins Group Plc

CLOCS MoU has been updated
The CLOCS Working Group (comprising some 50 different CLOCS Champions) recently amended the CLOCS Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to help inform strategy development and support by the CLOCS team. It now includes a short form for each CLOCS Champion to outline its own CLOCS implementation plan as a construction client/contractor, as a fleet operator, as a communicator, or as a local planning authority – some organisation may have one or more of these functions. A copy of the new MoU is available at
We are writing to all existing CLOCS Champions asking them to complete a similar form online.  We want to understand all Champions plans for adopting CLOCS and provide opportunities to define the scope and timescale for their implementation. If you are the lead CLOCS champion in your organisation and have not yet been contacted - email

Consultation on Proposed Direct Vision Standards for Heavy Goods Vehicles
Transport for London (TfL) is holding the first of a series of consultations on proposals to implement a Direct Vision Standard (DVS) for Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs). The DVS aims to address the issue of HGV and vulnerable road user safety in London.

The DVS uses a zero to five ‘star rating’ system to rate HGVs based on how much a driver can see directly from the cab without using cameras or mirrors. Under the proposal ‘zero star rated’ HGVs would be banned or restricted from London‘s roads by 2020, and only HGVs rated three stars and above would be allowed from 2024.

For full details and to share your view, please visit the TfL consultation portal.

The consultation is open until Tuesday 18 April 2017.

New Vulnerable Road Users Course for the Construction Industry
The Best Practice Hub  – the construction industry’s free to access online platform for sharing best practice – has produced an e-learning course about Vulnerable Road Users.  Click here to take the course.

Launched on 9 January, the course is designed to increase knowledge and understanding of the risks construction activity can pose to vulnerable road users and provides practical methods which can be adopted to minimise these risks. There is a whole section dedicated to CLOCS on the Best Practice Hub...more

CLOCS in Ireland
Trucks in the City safety seminar in Dublin on January 17 featured the CLOCS and FORS programmes to explore how they might be adopted to suit the Irish urban environment, not only to cover construction vehicles but also the distribution sector. One of the prominent advocates of CLOCS and FORS is O’Donovan Waste Disposal, based in London and Jacqueline shared with the audience how the company has successfully implemented and benefited from the schemes...more  
Focus on CLOCS grant funding:
Mineral Products Association
MPA has a number of exciting plans to extend the awareness of CLOCS to drivers and business engaged in the mineral products sector including both MPA members and non-member companies.  The MPA CLOCS initiative will include a range of resources for drivers and businesses, and will be promoted widely across all regions using social media to endorse the initiative.
The MPA will also be promoting CLOCS to political audiences and industry regulators, including local authorities. New publications and industry-specific case studies will raise awareness of the commercial benefits to companies and drivers supporting CLOCS… more

CLOCS at the London Bike Show 16-19 February
CLOCS will once again have a stand at the London Bike Show. The Metropolitan Police will be running Exchanging Places on the stand to raise awareness of the risks HGVs pose to vulnerable road users. Come along and see us on stand number LB951. The show runs from Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 February. Many thanks to all the CLOCS champions that have sponsored this year’s stand…more

This free to attend event will run from 10.00am to 3.00pm.

The exhibition includes the latest vehicles from leading manufacturers designed with improved direct vision suitable for use in the urban environment, advice and demonstrations focussed on CLOCS compliance checks and opportunities to view some of the latest safety products and services on offer.

The event is not limited to the construction industry. Operators interested in meeting the requirements of FORS silver or gold, or the CLOCS Standard, will have the opportunity to join guided tours and speak directly with the vehicle manufacturers, relevant equipment and service suppliers, and with representatives from both CLOCS and FORS.

Register today to reserve your free place at the exhibition.

CLOCS Sponsors Health, Safety & Wellbeing Award
CLOCS is delighted to be partnering with SECBE and Constructing Excellence to recognise best practice and innovation in Health & Safety.  Co-sponsoring this important award with Association of Project Safety (APS) will amplify our success in engaging with great companies in the construction industry and inspiring them to adopt the CLOCS Standard.

Calling for entries: closing date 6th march 2017 ...more
if you have any news that you would like included in the next CLOCS Bulletin, please send it to

If you are not on our mailing list and would like to receive future monthly CLOCS Bulletins, please send us your contact details

January 2017
CLOCS in the News

CLOCS commends new national Vulnerable Road Users course for construction industry

Cycle-logical move for better safety

Hargreaves boosts safety and fuel savings with Mercedes Arocs

Lorry drivers trained on bikes in bid to cut cycling deaths in London

CLOCS addresses a legal loophole 
Collisions and incidents this month

26 January 2017 – Battersea, London
Fatality: Man dies after being hit by lorry in south London horror crash
15 January 2017 – Stone Road, West Midlands
Injury: A34 partially blocked due to accident involving lorry and motorbike
10 January 2017 – Wembley, London
Fatality: Wembley crash: Man killed after being hit by lorry near Wembley
04 January 2017 – Tower Hamlets, London
Injury: Cyclist rushed to hospital after crash with tipper truck in Whitechapel High Street
21 December 2016 – London Road, Buckingham
Fatality: Lady dies after being hit with HGV on London Road
13 December 2016 – Bournes Green Chase, Southend
Injury: Man in his 50s rushed to hospital after being hit by lorry
13 December 2016 – Fulham, London
Fatality: Putney Bridge crash: Man killed after being hit by lorry in south-west London
12 December 2016 – Glasgow
Injury: Pedestrian mowed down by truck in Glasgow city centre
3 December 2016 – Holborn, London
Injury: Boy injured in Holborn lorry collision
1 December 2016 – Buckhurst Hill, London
Fatality: Cyclist killed in 'hit-and-run' on way to work


27 January 2017 – Bath
Fatality: Bath tipper truck crash: Matthew Gordon and Peter Wood jailed

11 January 2017 – Metheringham, Lincs
Fatality: Driver who killed ‘devoted couple’ while smoking at wheel is jailed for just TWO years

21 December 2016 – Grimsby        
Fatality: Grimsby trucker jailed over death of cyclist argues sentence is too tough
13 December 2016 – Lincolnshire
Fatality: Lorry driver found smoking and eating crisps at the wheel before killing elderly couple in crash
6 December 2016 - Buckhurst Hill, London
Fatality: 50-year-old arrested following hit and run crash that killed cyclist
6 December 2016 – Hull, Yorkshire
Fatality: Spring Bank crash driver Neville Fletcher jailed for killing Zena Jackson and daughter Cidalia
5 December 2016 – Howden, Yorkshire
Fatality: Cycling mother-of-one who died trying to avoid a collision with a lorry 'may have been distracted listening to music on her earphones' when SHE caused the accident
Diary Dates

London Bike Show
16 – 19th February 2017
London’s ExCel

Annual Conference & Exhibition
Tuesday 14th March 2017
London’s ExCel

Our mailing address is:
unsubscribe from this list