CLOCS (Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety) held its fifth conference and exhibition at London’s ExCel on Wednesday 23 March 2016.
CLOCS has been instrumental in bringing about a visionary change in the way the construction industry manages work related road risk whilst providing an opportunity for clients and developers to look out for the wider community. This is being achieved by; improving the safety of vehicles; addressing the imbalance between on-site health and safety and work related road safety; and encouraging wider adoption of best practice across the logistics industry.
The CLOCS Standard for construction logistics: Managing work related road risk has been developed as a common national standard for use by the construction logistics industry. Implemented by construction clients through contracts, it provides a framework that enables ownership in managing road risk which can be adhered to in a consistent way by fleet operators.
Featuring a line-up of high profile speakers the conference reviewed the progress and success of the CLOCS programme, now in its third year.
The exhibition showcased 29 new and existing enhanced vision truck designs from HGV manufacturers and operators including FORS members Tarmac, Ringway Jacobs, Cemex, O’Donovan, Powerday, Erith Haulage, FM Conway, Travis Perkins, Martin Brower, Hanson and SIG. The vehicles on show included the Volvo low entry cab, Scania’s new low-height, high-vision 8×2*6 Urban Tipper, Dennis Eagle’s Elite 6 skip loader, DAF’s Euro-6 LF 250 FA skip loader and the Mercedes Benz Econic 4×2 skip loader 1830L.