CLOCS Bulletin March 2018

2 Mar 2018

CLOCS Bulletin
March 2018
14 new CLOCS Champions - now 591
Anthony Smith Haulage
Farncombe Construction 1990 Ltd
Wordsworth Excavations
Quickshift UK Ltd
A Steven Transport & City Garden Service Ltd
Hire Safe Solutions Ltd
KP Tippers Ltd
Swift scaffolding Ltd
RC & PJ Carter Ltd
McGinley Logistics and Construction Solutions
DBL Logistics London Ltd
Flowline Ltd
Acorn Transport And Plant Hire Ltd
Bunzl Cleaning & Safety

CLOCS Annual Conference – highlights & links
Over 250 people attended the event, held in Birmingham to highlight that all UK regions have comparable levels of serious or fatal collisions between HGVs and pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. Planners, construction clients, site operators, fleet operators, vehicle manufacturers and trade bodies came together to better understand the commercial opportunities and logistical challenges in delivering the housing, transport and social infrastructure the UK needs whilst preventing a further 500 people being killed or seriously injured every year in collisions with HGVs. 87% of attendees rated the conference ‘very informative’ or ‘useful’ more

Attendees, using an interactive voting system, reported that over half of their organisations were already implementing CLOCS, but also identified that ensuring supply chain compliance remains a challenge for all; it also showed that more work was needed to ensure every planning authority and procurer understands and takes action to implement CLOCS. The new CLOCS Guide: Incorporating CLOCS into Client Procurement  was launched and all CLOCS champions are urged to forward this link to all relevant organisations to accelerate progress.

The conference also included 12 ‘How To’ workshops – designed to ensure delegates left the conference clear on the next steps to take, they were:

  1. Developing your business case to implement/comply with CLOCS 

  2. Client-led procurement – incentives and requirements of site & fleet operators

  3. CLOCS site implementation reviews – benefits, practicalities and costs of visits

  4. Planning – existing CLOCS guide, Construction Logistics Plans and more.

  5. Fleet & vehicle compliance – how FORS audits work and help demonstrate CLOCS compliance

  6. Collision reporting & investigation – importance and challenges for fleet operators, procurers and the Courts

  7. Site ground conditions – the CLOCS toolkit to assess & communicate to inform vehicle use

  8. Site Access Traffic Marshal training – importance and practicalities incl. ensuring only CLOCS-compliant HGVs service sites

  9. CLOCS Champion Corporate Implementation Plans – how best to develop and update

  10. Direct Vision Standard – update on London’s consultation/plans and insight on other UK cities

  11. Cab design & driver visibility – experience visible differences between a typical N3 and NEC cab design

  12. Vehicle reversing/manoeuvres using only hand signals from a vehicle marshal

FORS Collision Manager 
Examination of the data collected by FORS Collision Manager highlights that 45% of collisions involved a third party, of which 85% were either a car or van. What is more 5% of incidents involved also included vulnerable road user.

FORS has a range of training and tools available to help raise awareness of vulnerable road users and reduce collisions.  These include:

  • Safe Urban Driving or Van Smart – essential training for truck and van drivers who regularly drive in urban environments where there are high volumes of vulnerable road users

  • eLearning for truck and van drivers – designed to help truck and van drivers to  recognise causes and minimise the risk of collisions with vulnerable road users

  • FORS Collision Manager - a work related road safety reporting system, which enables users to log, record, monitor and report incidents, collisions and near-misses

  • Collision management training - two 1 day classroom courses, both of which are complemented by an eLearning module
London’s Direct Vision Standard star ratings for Euro VI HGVs are now available via manufacturers
Transport for London (TfL) has recently released the star ratings for Euro VI Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) as part of the Direct Vision Standard, which forms part of the Mayor and TfL’s Vision Zero approach to eliminating all deaths and serious injuries from London’s roads by 2041. The ratings are now available via vehicle more

Be Brake Ready - Cycle Etiquette campaign 
From the 23rd March 2018, the City of London’s Road Danger Reduction Team, with the support of various partners will be focusing on Cycle Etiquette Campaign. The campaign will build on-going ‘Be Brake Ready’ message and follows an earlier campaign targeted at people driving in the City of London.
Dates for the diary
3rd Apr, 8th May, 5th June, 3rd July.
Online Webinar
An introduction to FORS

Collisions and incidents this month
22 March 2018 – Glasgow, Scotland
19 March 2018 – Milnthorpe, Cumbria
16 March 2018 – Rackheath, Norwich
16 March 2018 – Glasgow, Scotland
14 March 2018 – Milnthorpe, Cumbria
13 March 2018 – Hayle, Cornwall
12 March 2018 – Watford, London
10 March 2018 – Sittingbourne, Kent
9 March 2018 – Maltby, Yorkshire
Motorcyclist fatality Motorcyclist (31) killed after crash with HGV in Maltby



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