Month: February 2015

CILT Safety Forum to premiere road safety film at high-profile launch event

The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport’s Transport & Logistics Safety Forum is to launch its film: Our Vehicles, Our Safety, Our Responsibility: Improving Road Safety for Vulnerable Road Users at a high-profile conference on 31st March in Bedford.

The film, 14 months in the making, has been created to highlight the need for good road safety practice. Sponsored by DHL, Transport for London, Travis Perkins, Skanska, Road Operations Safety Council, Wincanton, Wilson James and AA DriveTech the film is a unique and creative way for leading transport and logistics companies to work together in raising safety awareness.

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New truck designs on show at cycle safety demonstration event – 26 February 2015

Sir Peter Hendy CBE, Commissioner Transport for London, invites you to the Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety (CLOCS) demonstration event on Thursday 26 February 2015 at ExCeL London.  The event will run from 10.00am to 3.00pm and all FORS operators, whether from the construction sector or not, are welcome to attend at any time during this period.

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HGVs without safety equipment to be banned from London as Mayor confirms Britain’s first ‘Safer Lorry Scheme’

The Mayor, Boris Johnson, Transport for London (TfL) and London Councils have given the go-ahead for a London-wide ban on any lorry not fitted with safety equipment to protect cyclists and pedestrians.

The scheme, which received 90 per cent support via a public consultation, will require vehicles of more than 3.5 tonnes to be fitted with sideguards, along with Class V and Class VI mirrors giving the driver a better view of cyclists and pedestrians around their vehicle.

The scheme will commence operation on 1 September 2015, as soon as all of the 600 warning signs are in place. Operators that are FORS accredited based on the revised standards from 9 July will meet this requirement.

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