CLOCS Bulletin February 2018

2 Feb 2018

CLOCS Bulletin
February 2018
14 new CLOCS Champions - now 579
Redrow Homes Ltd
Kennedy Contracts Ltd
Canary Wharf Contractors
Dawes Highway Safety Ltd
SC Fabrications (Norwich) Ltd
Medlock Electrical Distributors Ltd
Explore transport Ltd
Hiremasters Ltd
Owen Scaffold Contractors Ltd
Norman Road Haulage (Wimbledon) Ltd
Eugene Harrington Marketing Ltd
MDF (Great Yarmouth) Ltd
Lengard Ltd
Valley Traction Services

CLOCS Site Monitoring Visits 
Site Monitoring Visits help clients and principal contractors establish the level of a site’s performance against the CLOCS Standard. CLOCS developed and trialled the Site Checklist  and Site Monitoring Visits in partnership with the Considerate Constructors Scheme.  The cost of the first two visits is currently paid for by CLOCS

How are our ‘Pioneer CLOCS Champions doing?
The CLOCS team understands that full implementation of CLOCS across a business does not happen overnight and have put the monitoring process in place to support continuous improvement.  Results so far have been very positive and are providing heaps of lessons learned and best practice to share with others.

KEY: 0=no evidence 1=not met  2=compliance met 3=beyond compliance

Site Monitoring Visit rating against the 7 key areas: 

  • Having an effective Construction Logistics Plan =  88% Compliance
  • Suitability of site for vehicles with safety features = 100% Compliance
  • Site access and egress = 94% compliance
  • Vehicle loading and unloading = 97% compliance
  • Traffic routing = 78% Compliance
  • Control of site traffic particularly at peak times = 100% Compliance
  • Supply chain compliance and vehicle inspections = 69% Compliance
Whilst each site visited will be rated as compliant or non-compliant against the CLOCS Standard, there are NO negative consequences through CLOCS for your company should a site be found to be non-compliant, furthermore, this does NOT effect your CCS score...Read more

Book your site visit today:  Please email

CLOCS takes on Ziggurat
12-16 September 2018

CLOCS’ Project Director, Derek Rees has just started his training for Ziggurat 2018.  This is his first ever long distance cycle, but he’s up for the challenge to mark his 50th birthday and has started training on his ancient exercise bike.  He's just bought a new bike and will be taking to the roads this month. "Ziggurat is for business leaders in the construction sector and I’d encourage my peers from CLOCS Champion organisations to join me in this 300-mile challenge”. 

Ziggurat – is the annual cycling adventure for leaders from the construction and built environment sector who share a passion for cycling and may not be averse to doing a bit of networking from the saddle. Designed and delivered by the highly experienced Action Medical Research cycling team, Ziggurat will create the perfect environment to connect with industry cyclists on what will be a most memorable ride...Read more

CLOCS in the local community
At a recent Working Group Meeting, Martin Lovegrove, Head of Health & Safety, shared the lessons Berkeley Group have learned around working with the community:

  • Don’t underestimate concerns of members of the public
  • Be aware they may not understand what is really going on even though you have engaged with them
  • Have robust processes and procedures in place regarding CLOCS
  • Use CLOCS monitoring to help support what is happening on site as an independent check
There are a number of actions our CLOCS Champions are taking to inform the local community of the importance they place on preventing collisions:
  • Community engagement before planning approval – gets locals on side
  • Exchanging Places activity alongside Dr. Bike
  • Understand different people have different sensory triggers – some more reactive to audible/visual warnings
  • Consider language barriers
  • Local social media accounts/websites
  • Exhibition vehicle taken to local community – managing expectations
  • Open Doors / community day – access to construction sites – better understanding

CLOCS Guide:  Incorporating CLOCS in client procurement
CLOCS Strategy for 2018 is focused on driving the standard nationally and through planning and procurement.  To this end, a task and finish group was formed to identify what additional CLOCS resources were required to support implementation through procurement.  The output from this diverse and representative group of professionals is a new CLOCS guide which is relevant for both public and private sector procurers.  It is specifically written to:

  1. clearly articulate the significant alignment of CLOCS with CDM and its applicability to client duties beyond construction site hoardings.
  2. support clients with CLOCS implementation – showing them exactly what they should be doing and how to ensure the tender process resources the delivery of CLOCS requirements.
  3. demonstrate the importance of monitoring and communication to understand impact and areas for solutions and improvement.

FORS Collision Manager 
This month, analysis from FORS Collision Manager indicates that 30% of collisions reported involved a hazard on the road. 51% of these hazards were parked vehicles and 15% were related to vehicles stopping suddenly.

FORS tools to help reduce collisions include:

  • Smart Driving – focuses on the basics of road safety and some of the more advanced techniques of concentration, observation and anticipation

  • Vulnerable Road User warning signage – available from FORS to alert vulnerable road users to the blind spots on HGVs

  • FORS vehicle safety equipment guide – designed to guide operators on the mandatory fitment of active and passive vehicle safety features that meet the FORS Standard

Last chance to have your say on Draft New London Plan
The London Plan is one of the most important documents for this city.  It's a strategic plan which shapes how London evolves and develops. All planning decisions should follow London Plan policies, and it sets a policy framework for local plans across London.

Consultation on this Plan closes at 5pm on Friday 2nd March 2018.  Read more
Dates for the diary
5th Mar, 3rd Apr, 7th May.
Online Webinar
An introduction to FORS

21st March 2018 Birmingham National Conference Centre
CLOCS Annual Conference

Collisions and incidents this month
23 February 2018 – Tower Hamlets, London
19 February 2018 – Brent, London
Pedestrian fatality  Kilburn High Road crash: Man dies following fatal collision with lorry - live updates
19 February 2018 – M1, West Yorkshire
14 February 2018 – Bramber, Sussex
12 February 2018 – Billingham, County Durham

12 February 2018 – Kidbrooke, London
Cyclist injury Police search for lorry involved in A47 crash

8 February 2018 – Inverness, Scotland
Pedestrian injury  Girl, 12, injured after being hit by lorry on road

2 February 2018 – Hull, East Yorkshire
Cyclist injury Police release update on woman hit by HGV in Beverley Road hit and run

31 January 2018 – Tarvin Road, Cheshire
Pedestrian injury Cheshire police appeal for witnesses following a serious collision involving a cyclist


17 February 2018 – Walsall, West Midlands
Cyclist fatality Death crash driver not to blame for pensioner's death, judge rules
23 February 2018 – Driffield, Yorkshire

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