CLOCS is a national standard that requires all stakeholders in construction to take responsibility for health & safety ‘beyond the hoardings’. It demands collaborative action to prevent fatal or serious collisions between vehicles servicing construction projects and vulnerable road users. The CLOCS standard requires action from clients and principal contractors and vehicle operators; in order to be ‘CLOCS compliant’, fleet operators need to be FORS Silver or above. Please click here for more information.
FORS is a voluntary accreditation scheme for fleet operators which aims to raise the level of quality within fleet operations and to demonstrate which operators are achieving exemplary levels of best practice in safety, efficiency and environmental protection. For more information please visit our FORS Gold page. A key part of both standards is the reduction of incidents involving construction-related transport and vulnerable road users.
Vulnerable Road User is a term applied to those most at risk in traffic:
LGVs present a particular danger for cyclists, urban areas especially in where around 20% of cyclist fatalities involve an LGV; these often occur when an LGV is turning left at a junction. About one-quarter of incidents resulting in serious injury to a cyclist involved an LGV, bus or coach passing too close to the rider.
Our commitment to maintaining the standard includes, but is not limited to, the following: