Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) brings together the construction logistics industry to revolutionise the management of Work Related Road Risk (WRRR) and embed a road safety culture across the industry as the UK’s population and economy grows.
Between 2008 and 2012, 53% of cyclist fatalities in London involved a heavy goods vehicle. A disproportionate number of these were construction vehicles. In 2012, Transport for London (TfL) commissioned an independent review of the construction sector’s transport activities, to understand the causes of these collisions and how they might be prevented.
The resulting CLOCS report found the following:
- Blind spots on construction vehicles could be larger than general haulage vehicles;
- Road safety was not considered in the same way as health and safety on-site;
- There was little understanding of the impact of construction activity on road safety;
- There was no common standard for the industry to work to, in order to manage work related road safety.
In response, the construction logistics industry demonstrated its commitment to change and identified actions under three work streams to improve road safety.
CLOCS aims to achieve a visionary change in the way the construction industry manages work related road risk through the following:
- Improving the safety of vehicles
- Addressing the imbalance between on-site health and safety, and work related road safety
- Encouraging wider adoption of best practice across the logistics industry
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