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Site Access Traffic Marshal Training

Published 27 September 2021 | Written by Andy Brooke

Site Access Traffic Marshals (SATMs) stationed at the site entrance are the primary and critical interface between the site, fleet operations and the public. They ensure only authorised vehicles and people enter the site, while also ensuring vehicles entering and leaving the site do so safely and efficiently. Competent SATMs are recognised by progressive contractors as essential members of the…

Construction Logistics Planning Training

Published 21 June 2021 | Written by Andy Brooke

A Construction Logistics Plan (CLP) provides the framework for understanding and managing construction vehicle activity into and out of a site. It includes a full assessment of all phases of construction and gives details on routing, traffic management and community considerations. Effective CLPs require all stakeholders in construction – Local Authorities, clients, contractors and operators – to work collaboratively. Better…

Mental Health Support for Vehicle Drivers

Published 2 June 2021 | Written by Bruno Tiosso
CategoriesCLOCS Mental health

Driving around London can be a very stressful task, especially when considering using lorries to carry very heavy loads. The project team are now providing some mental health support for delivery drivers visiting the project. They have created a document to be given to every driver visiting the project, which will provide some assistance and support for a difficult moment….

Crash Map

Published 20 May 2021 | Written by Andy Brooke
CategoriesCLOCS Unsafe condition reporting

CrashMap uses data collected by the police about road traffic crashes occurring on British roads where someone is injured. Incidents are displayed on a fully searchable map and users can quickly identify potential areas of risk. Since 2011 CrashMap has provided free access to the map showing reported injury collisions, and has been searched millions of times by members of…

Save lives. Clear your dash.

Published 5 May 2021 | Written by Andy Brooke
CategoriesCLOCS Cycle safety Inspection and assurance Pedestrian safety

A cluttered dashboard can seriously impede a driver’s view of his surroundings. All trucks come from the manufacturers in a legal state, it is drivers or operators that are retro fitting these styling items that do not comply with legal requirements. UK Law has specific requirements with respect to ‘view to the front and windscreen obscuration’ under: Regulation 30 of…

CLOCS Vox – giving drivers a voice

Published 22 April 2021 | Written by Andy Brooke

CLOCS Vox allows drivers to anonymously rate any construction site they visit in 5 areas: Whether the delivery was accepted or refused (and reason for refusal) Clarity of ‘last mile’ route and instructions Whether they arrived/left as scheduled The gate team (fairness and efficiency) Ground conditions (including access for low entry cabs) Drivers can download the free CLOCS Vox app,…

CLOCS Works Campaign

Published 30 March 2021 | Written by Andy Brooke

CLOCS is a national Standard for ensuring the safest construction vehicle journeys. Over 350 UK construction companies and organisations have already signed up to CLOCS which helps to save lives. Many more people can be saved if CLOCS is adopted by every UK local authority. The CLOCS Works campaign urges UK local authorities and metro city mayors to commit to…

CLOCS Delivery and Mileage Management

Published 22 February 2021 | Written by Henry Tomlin
CategoriesCLOCS Controls and expected behaviours

This contractor has created their own bespoke CLOCS smart device application that their gateman uses to carry out CLOCS compliance checks. On site they are striving to go paperless and this allows them to conduct vehicle checks quickly without having to use lots of paper forms every single day. The contractor have taken this further by creating the feature of…

Sponsorship of Road Safety Scheme

Published 19 January 2021 | Written by Sally Kinchin
CategoriesCommunity engagement Pedestrian safety Schools and nurseries

The project team at Langley Grammar School have sponsored the ‘Outside your school’ Road Safety Campaign in the Slough area. The funding pays for: Campaign posters, materials and communications. Pages on multiple campaign websites. Multiple Twitter campaign announcements. Multiple Facebook campaign announcements. The campaign aims to combat the prevalence of dangerous and inappropriate driver behaviour in the vicinity of schools,…

CLOCS Gate Checks during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Published 29 July 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator

How deliveries are accepted onto site has changed since the outbreak of coronavirus. CLOCS spoke to two of their CLOCS Champions – a Principal Contractor and a Fleet Operator – about how this issue is being tackled at the Gate. These examples can be replicated on many sites to ensure you are keeping the workforce safe during the coronavirus pandemic….

Electronic CLOCS Checklists

Published 24 October 2017 | Written by Alex Moffatt

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
CategoriesColleges and universities Cycle safety

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…

Safety Features on Vehicles

Published 12 May 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCLOCS Cycle safety Pedestrian safety

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…

Movement of Vehicles and Plant

Published 3 November 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesControlled access Delivery timings Parking facilities/arrangements

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
CategoriesDelivery timings

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…