FORS has announced a series of free half-day workshops designed to ‘demystify’ the relationship between FORS and CLOCS.
Developed in 2017 by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) – a key partner in the FORS Community Partnership, the first workshop in July attracted over 200 delegates. FORS began funding the project in 2018
CILT senior associate and FORS technical adviser Glen Davies said: “With two powerful schemes influencing road safety standards across the country, it is entirely reasonable that there is some confusion.
“While there is a similarity, there is both a distinct difference and a crucial connection. CLOCS is a set of road safety requirements the construction client expects within the supply chain – FORS is a quality standard for fleet operations that is recognised by the client.
CLOCS was established as an industry led movement in 2013 to address the construction sector’s overrepresentation in fatal collisions involving vulnerable road users.
The ‘Demystifying FORS and CLOCS’ workshop was developed to:
- Provide the background and context as to why the contruction sector is taking steps to protect the most vulnerable road users
- Explain the role of the different stakeholders and the actions they need to take to ensure a consistent road safety standards across the industry
- Clarify how clients specify the CLOCS Standard in their supply chain and how fleet operators accredit to the FORS to demonstrate CLOCS compliance
Davies said: “Alongside improving road safety standards, FORS also helps improve operational efficiency and reduce environmental impact. Compliance to the CLOCS Standard is demonstrated by fleet operators accrediting to FORS Silver. It’s as simple as that.”
CLOCS’ project director Derek Rees said: “Every construction client and principal contractor should use CLOCS to demonstrate their respective corporate commitment and practical actions to eliminate the tragic 500 fatal or serious injury collisions that occur every year on the UK’s roads between HGVs and pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists – and they should require every fleet operator to use FORS to demonstrate their own commitment and actions to achieve the same mission. Together we can save lives, business reputation and money.”
The workshop is free to attend for fleet operators and client specifiers.
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