New national vulnerable road user course for the construction industry

New national vulnerable road user course for the construction industry

CCS logoThe Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) has created an eLearning course to help achieve greater awareness for vulnerable road users. The Best Practice Hub is a free to access online platform for sharing best practice for the construction industry. The new eLearning course is designed to increase knowledge and understanding of the risks construction activity can pose to vulnerable road users, and offers practical methods which can be adopted to minimise the risks.

A fundamental part of the course is to provide participants with an understanding of CLOCS (Construction Logistics and Community Safety) and how it can be adapted for any type of construction activity across the UK. The course also contains a section on FORS, road safety legislation and the Highway Code.

To access the course, you will need to first register for the Best Practice Hub. To further increase standards nationally, CCS has introduced a dedicated section about the CLOCS Standard on the Best Practice Hub, as well as additional questions about CLOCS in the 2017 Monitors’ Checklist.

CCS Chief Executive Edward Hardy said: “All types of construction activity can involve potential risks to vulnerable road users. It is, therefore, essential that the industry knows and understands these risks and does all it can to minimise them, both for the general public and the workforce.”

Click here to visit the Best Practice Hub.