London: guidelines for a safer construction logistics

An initiative aimed at reducing collisions involving vulnerable road users and construction vehicles has been released by the Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) project. CLOCS, an industry-led project sponsored by Transport for London (TfL) to reduce injuries and deaths due to work-related road risk, has developed the CLOCS Standard for construction logistics for managing work related road risk.

The Standard outlines a common road safety framework for use by the construction logistics industry and aims to achieve far-reaching changes in the way the industry manages potential dangers to cyclists, pedestrians, motorcyclists and other vulnerable road users.

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The CLOCS Standard is implemented by construction clients through contracts and provides a framework that enables ownership in managing road risk which can be adhered to in the same way by all fleet operators. This standardisation is aimed at increasing the understanding of road risks and collision trends in order for managers to learn from incidents, share lessons they have learned and manage potential risks.

Read more on the CLOCS website.

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