Clocs takes road safety initiative to Yorkshire’s Tip-Ex Show

The Construction Logistics & Cyclist Safety scheme (Clocs) is running a seminar on Thursday 28 May at the annual Tip-Ex show in Harrogate to help visitors ensure they are doing everything possible to boost road safety in their operations.

It will incorporate presentations on setting a common industry standard for managing road safety, managing a cultural shift within an organisation and improving safety and reducing risk through design and technology, starting at 13:00 in the Queen’s Suite, Harrogate International Centre, North Yorkshire.

Clocs will also host an exhibition stand throughout the event to provide advice and information on how operators can get involved.

A bi-annual Clocs progress event held in London earlier this year revealed that the scheme was gaining momentum across the whole of the country, with plans to further increase this reach in the next 12 months.

John Hix, Clocs project director, said: “There are now 130 organisations across the UK that have pledged their commitment to the Clocs standard, with many of these champions operating nationwide.

“While the issue of collisions between large vehicles and vulnerable road users is sometimes perceived to be a London-centric one, with the number of people cycling and walking increasing steadily nationwide, this is something that, as an industry, we need to understand and address.

“However many vehicles you have or wherever you operate, Clocs can support you to reduce your road risk.”

Clocs champions are organisations and individual construction projects that have committed to implementing the scheme’s standard within their own businesses and across their supply chains. They typically include 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 supporting its purpose.

The current list of Clocs champions includes several operators, such as O’Donovan Waste Disposal, Owns (Road Services) and DHL Supply Chain.