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Vision Zero Collaboration

Published 4 November 2019 | Written by Michael Barratt MBE
CategoriesCycle safety Injuries Residents Roads Speed limits Traffic management Traffic management arrangements

Each year around 4,000 people are killed or seriously injured on London’s roads. People walking, cycling or riding motorcycles make up 80% of deaths and serious injuries on London’s roads. In July 2018, the Mayor of London, Transport for London (TfL) and the Metropolitan Police launched a bold ‘Vision Zero Action Plan’ to end the toll of deaths and serious…

3 Tier Assessments: Incorporating ‘Disability Equality’ into Construction

Published 27 August 2019 | Written by Michael Barratt MBE
CategoriesCycle safety Public diversions Residents Sensitivity to neighbours Traffic management Traffic management arrangements Utility works

Transport for London (TfL) have adopted the Healthy Streets Approach to improve air quality, reduce congestion and help make London’s diverse communities greener, healthier and more attractive places to live, work and enjoy. The vision for equality and inclusion is that every person matters in keeping London moving, working and growing. TfL also recognises the role of transport in improving…

Cycle Safety Day for University Students

Published 1 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCLOCS Cycle safety Driver information FORS Risk information Roads Universities

Education of cyclists about their interaction with delivery lorries was taken to the next level at the cycle safety day which this site ran for the benefit of University students. Using the technology that Google use to capture information to create street view, a recording was made of a delivery vehicle’s journey from the M40 through Oxford city centre to…

Local ‘Crash Map’

Published 28 May 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCLOCS FORS Risk information Roads Traffic management

In order to raise awareness of vulnerable road users and manage large-scale, just-in-time deliveries of larger steel frame elements and in-situ concrete deliveries to site in a safe manner, the site team have developed an innovative ‘crash map’. This map draws on information captured from Transport Scotland’s database, to alert and highlight the numerous major traffic accident black-spots leading into…

Considering disabled cyclists and bespoke cycles at roadworks

Published 1 October 2018 | Written by Michael Barratt MBE
CategoriesCycle safety Traffic management Traffic management arrangements

Londoners are facing the same health challenges as people across the UK with ‘lifestyle’ diseases such as diabetes, obesity and heart disease on the rise. Such conditions can take a toll on health and life expectancy. A leading cause of illness and early death among Londoners today is physical inactivity. Transport can play a significant role in enabling people to…

Benefits of crushing concrete on site for re-use

Published 6 September 2018 | Written by Michael Barratt MBE
CategoriesCycle safety Minimised fuel use Re-use

London is in breach of European legal limits for Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), and many areas exceed the safe limits for Particulate Matter (PM) set by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Pollution is a contributing factor in shortening the life expectancy of Londoners and disproportionately impacts the most vulnerable. Approximately 9,500 deaths occur each year due to the illnesses caused by…

Cycling initiative – Staying Alive @ 1.5!

Published 3 August 2018 | Written by Alan Cawley
CategoriesAttitudes Behaviour Cycle safety

Due to increased motoring costs, traffic congestion and the use of bike to work schemes there has been a huge increase in the amount of cyclists using the roads. The Staying alive at 1.5 stickers were incorporated into a Tool Box Talk at the PDM Plant Upgrade Project and was issued to the workforce promoting the virtues of not overtaking…

A Constructor’s Cycle Experience

Published 9 May 2018 | Written by Michael Barratt MBE
CategoriesCycle safety Healthy lifestyle advice

Transport for London (TfL) have adopted the Healthy Streets Approach to help make London’s diverse communities greener, healthier and more attractive places to live, work, play and do business. Part of the Healthy Streets approach is to encourage more walking, cycling and use of public transport. To maintain these aspirations we require assistance from all our partners and stakeholders. London’s…

Cycle Safety: a Virtual Reality Experience

Published 30 April 2018 | Written by Frank Blande
CategoriesCampaigns Cycle safety Programming

We work closely with the Metropolitan Police and their Exchanging Places cycle safety programme. Due to our great working relationship, the Met Police Cycle Safety Team asked for our assistance with a trial of their new virtual reality Exchanging Places program and we were happy to help. The trial consisted of a short presentation and a 3D video delivered in…

Virtual Reality Hazard Perception Presentation

Published 27 February 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBehaviour Cycle safety Operative behaviour Parking Roads

Community safety should be at the heart of a considerate construction project. Cycle safety is a key element of community safety, and sites should seek to raise awareness of this topic among the public and their workforce. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The site acknowledged there was a large number of cyclists both commuting to…

CLOCS Compliance Checks

Published 11 December 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesChecklist CLOCS Cycle safety Driver information Inspection Supervision

Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) is a national standard which 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. The CLOCS Standard calls for the construction industry to recognise its responsibilities for vehicles and drivers delivering to and collecting from construction sites. The Considerate Constructors…

Road Safety Signage for Drivers

Published 26 September 2017 | Written by Wahid Rehman
CategoriesBehaviour Cycle safety Driver information Scheme vehicle stickers

We have created simple safety stickers for van drivers to stick on the back of their vans to warn cyclists about passing vans on the left. This has been received very well by the drivers. Plus as they are fitting the warning notice/ stickers, it has made then more aware and vigilant of other road users. We have noticed some…

Loading Design Guidance

Published 26 September 2017 | Written by Michael Barratt MBE
CategoriesAccess/egress Cycle safety Guidance Idling vehicles Timings Traffic management Unloading

In 2014-15, HGVs were involved in 25% of pedestrian fatalities and 60% of cyclist fatalities. The long term impacts from Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) and Particulate Matter (PM10), of which a large proportion comes from HGVs, are the cause for over 9,000 deaths each year in London. Negative impacts can often occur when loading facilities are either poorly designed or can…

See and Be Seen campaign

Published 29 August 2017 | Written by Harriet Wood
CategoriesBehaviour Campaigns Child safety Cycle safety Traffic management

Volvo Trucks Accident Research team has undertaken research based on real life accidents, which clearly shows that 90% of all traffic accidents are due to human factors, including lack of knowledge, inattention and misjudgements. To address these issues, Volvo Trucks has developed a safety campaign – called ‘See and Be Seen’ – to educate vulnerable road users how to be…

Spotlight on… campaign posters

Published 17 March 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAlcohol testing Campaigns Diversity Drugs and alcohol policy Drugs testing Guidance Illegal workers Mental health Occupational health risks Posters Scheme posters/banners Signage Signage Stress Workforce

Spotlight on… posters have been designed for general display in and around site welfare facilities. The Scheme has developed a collection of A3 posters from the series of ‘Spotlight on…’ awareness campaigns. This resource has proven valuable for display on site and raising awareness amongst the workforce and visitors. To download a free electronic version, please click the links below.