Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety scheme reaches 100 Champions

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One hundred organisations and individual construction projects have now shown their commitment to improving the safety of vulnerable road users through becoming CLOCS Champions, just two years after the initiative was launched.

Through the CLOCS – Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety –  initiative, the construction industry is focusing on three streams of work to reduce the risk of a collision between construction vehicles and vulnerable road users, such as cyclists and pedestrians.

These are improving vehicle safety, addressing the imbalance between the treatment of on-site and on-road safety, and encouraging wider adoption of best practice across the industry through adoption of a common national standard.

CLOCS Champions are organisations and individual construction projects which have committed to implementing the CLOCS standard within their own organisations and across their supply chains.

The growing list of Champions is made up of fleet operators, construction clients and developers, as well as organisations that, based on the nature of their business, cannot actively implement the standard, but are committed to support its application and purpose.

The current list of CLOCS Champions includes a wide variety of organisations, from Thames Tideway Tunnel and Travis Perkins, to the London Borough of Camden and Skanska.

John Hix, project director at CLOCS, said: “Cyclist fatalities are on the rise and it’s a sad fact that too many of these incidents involve construction vehicles.

"But there has been a huge response to the problem from the construction industry, demonstrated by so many companies of all sizes, embracing the CLOCS initiative and making a true commitment to change.

“As we pass the 100 Champions mark, and with numbers continuing to increase, we encourage operators nationwide to look at the impact this work is already having.

"Talking to us and the other existing Champions about improving on-road safety could be beneficial for not just other road users but also their own staff and businesses.”

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