SECBE signs new contract for CLOCS to continue its vital work in making UK roads safer

22 Nov 2021

We are delighted to announce that SECBE, the South East Centre for the Built Environment, has signed a new 5-year contract with Transport for London to continue delivery of the Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) scheme which aims to make construction journeys safer and greener across the UK. The new contract will begin in December 2021 and last for five years.

Developed in 2013 by TfL as a scheme aimed at reducing collisions between vulnerable road users and construction traffic, CLOCS has been instrumental in improving safety throughout the construction supply chain. The scheme currently has around 360 Champions including regulators, planning authorities, clients, developers, contractors and fleet operators.

As part of the new contract, CLOCS will no longer require TfL funding but will instead be fully funded through co-investment from other UK city regions, membership fees and other associated income streams such as construction logistic planning training.

The new contract will encourage greener and more sustainable construction trips, whilst keeping the core focus on safety. 

Christina Calderato, Director of Transport Strategy and Policy at TfL, said: “We’re determined to meet our Vision Zero goal of eliminating death and serious injury from London’s roads, and improving the safety of construction vehicles and industry practice on the capital’s roads is key to this. CLOCS plays a crucial role in providing safer, cleaner and greener streets for everyone by accelerating safety standards in the construction industry and ensuring the safest construction vehicle journeys from start to finish. 

 “We’re delighted that the new contract signed with SECBE will allow the scheme to be taken nationwide, continuing our vital work to improve safety throughout the construction supply chain.”

Derek Rees, Chief Executive of SECBE, said: ‘Inspiration, innovation and collaboration are the core values of SECBE and these all come together with the delivery of CLOCS. We are delighted to be able to continue the amazing work done so far and look forward to the next stage of the journey towards zero collisions’.

Andy Brooke, Programme Director for CLOCS, said: ‘The whole team feels incredibly passionate about CLOCS and is invested in helping our Champions reduce the risk to vulnerable road users, reduce vehicle emissions and encourage active travel by ensuring those communities affected by construction activity have safer, cleaner and greener streets to live, work and play on. There is still much to do but we can now look forward with renewed vigour to help cities, councils and local authorities across the UK, deliver on their commitments to eliminate death and serious injury from their roads, and improve the safety of construction vehicles and industry practice.’