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Electronic CLOCS Checklists

Published 24 October 2017 | Written by Alex Moffatt
CategoriesCLOCS

The TEAM2100 programme is a framework established to maintain the flood defences across the Thames Estuary, meaning a lot of the work takes place in and around London. The team recognise the CLOCS standards as industry best practice, and have been carrying out checks across a number of our sites in order to monitor vehicles coming to and from the…


Flexi Flag

Published 11 July 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesPlacements Roads Universities Vehicle enhancements

While working in busy urban centres, contractors must minimise dangers posed to the public. This is particularly the case for drivers, who must be aware of vulnerable road users. See the examples below for how one site tackled this issue: The company launched a competition for design students at Nottingham Trent University to design a system to improve safety for…


Road Safety Week

Published 17 October 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCampaigns Child safety Newsletter Newsletter Roads Routes

Road Safety Week is the UK’s biggest road safety event, coordinated annually by Brake. The week is all about taking action to promote road safety and help save lives through schools, organisations and communities. To support Road Safety Week on your site, you could do the following: Register for a free action pack from the Road Safety Week website (link below),…


Delivery Driver Information

Published 10 October 2016 | Written by Jemma Gilfillan
CategoriesDriver information Timings Traffic management Traffic management arrangements Unloading

Whether the site is large, narrow, busy or quiet it is inevitable that the volume of construction traffic will increase. Some days it could even appear as though the lorries are on a conveyor belt. Being mindful of this, the Health and Safety precautions automatically rise what with extra vehicles coming and going and added persons on site. Not only…


Cyclist safety campaign for delivery drivers

Published 27 September 2016 | Written by Mark Dixon
CategoriesAccess/egress Cycle safety FORS Vehicle enhancements

Statistics are compiled for many uses, what we need to do is use this information to inform, prevent and control. With this in mind we decided to put some statistics into an information flyer and use the “Spotlight on…” theme to raise awareness with our delivery drivers on the growing issue of cyclist safety. We devised a handout based on…


Project map

Published 9 May 2016 | Written by Sam Linley
CategoriesAccess/egress Entrance Footpaths and diversions Protected and controlled access Roads Safety plan updated Signage Surrounding roads/pavements Visitor information

With a site that contains 7 principal contractors and ever changing pedestrian and vehicle access routes, it is important that these routes are communicated effectively. One way in which we do this on the North West Cambridge Development is to produce a weekly map/drawing and distribute this to everyone on site so that they are fully aware of the current…


Safety features on vehicles

Published 12 May 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAccess/egress CLOCS Traffic management Vehicle enhancements

Drivers should be especially vigilant to ensure the movement of vehicles and plant on and around site is not a risk to pedestrians, cyclists, workers and other road users. Vehicles can also be adapted to minimise safety risks and encourage drivers, road users and pedestrians to be more aware of their surroundings. Examples of how vehicles could be adapted to…


Temporary bollards used to reinforce careful driving and road safety

Published 1 April 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAccess/egress Protected and controlled access Roads Speed limits Traffic management arrangements Vehicle enhancements

Access roads to and from site should be carefully controlled to ensure the safety of the workforce and community. Safety provisions should be effectively implemented and communicated to the workforce. Below is an example of how sites can reinforce careful driving and reinforce road safety; Temporary bollards were erected at the corners of the road to access the site; The route…


Low Risk Movement of Vehicles and Plant

Published 11 November 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCycle safety Speed limits Traffic management Traffic management arrangements

To ensure the safety of cyclists, pedestrians and other road users, sites should take measures to minimise the risk of vehicle or plant movement, on and around site. Speed limits and good visibility at entrances and exits will help drivers to manage vehicles safely. Banksmen should be available to supervise and guide the movement of vehicles and plant as appropriate, to…


Movement of Vehicles and Plant

Published 3 November 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesChild safety Driver information Roads Speed limits Supply chain Traffic management Traffic management arrangements Traffic marshal

Initiatives could be introduced to raise awareness and focus on specific road user issues, i.e. road safety week. To ensure the safe movement of vehicles and plant on and around site, speed limits should be in place, alongside a banksman available to supervise entrance and exit from site, if necessary. Specific safety measures should be demonstrated towards vulnerable road users, for…


Delivery Related Issues

Published 23 October 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCycle safety Driver information Environmental policy promoted Obstruction Protected and controlled access Routes Speed limits Supply chain Timings Traffic management Unloading

Delivery drivers should be kept up to date with relevant information on the site they are attending. Specific localised issues should be identified and communicated to delivery drivers, to ensure the safety of pedestrians and cyclists within the community. If possible, delivery routes and times should be agreed at the start of the project. Some initiatives that have already proven successful include: An online…