3T Logistics is pleased to announce that we have been appointed a champion of the Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) standard as part of our ongoing commitment to reducing fatalities caused by construction vehicles.
What is CLOCS?
The Construction Logistics and Community Safety standard brings the construction logistics industry together to ensure a road safety culture is embedded across the industry. It is a key step in demonstrating the commitment of organisations in the industry to improving road safety throughout the supply chain.
The CLOCS standard is made up of eleven separate standards, codes of practice and policies including blind-spot minimisation and manoeuvring warnings. The standard enables the management of road safety in a way that can be adhered to in a consistent way.
More can be found out about CLOCS standard here.
As a 4PL provider to numerous construction companies, it is important for us to consider the safety aspects of the construction sector. Construction logistics is quite rightly becoming increasingly focused on health and safety as well as carrier compliance to ensure that delivery practices are safe and environmentally sound.
Construction logistics road safety
Every year in the UK, it is estimated that 500 pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists are killed or seriously injured by HGVs. And 55 per cent of cyclist fatalities in London between 2008 and 2013 involved a heavy goods vehicle, including a disproportionate number of construction vehicles.
The scheme was recently supported by RoadPeace who came forward to rally for more construction companies to join. There are almost 300,000 construction companies working within the UK in 2018 but currently, there are only around 600 CLOCS champions.
3T Logistics, CLOCS champion
3T Logistics is the largest 4PL in Europe and we manage hundreds of HGV and construction deliveries every day. By becoming a CLOCS champion, we aim to increase awareness of the CLOCS standard within their own business as well as amongst the carriers they use and their clients in the construction industry.
Protecting those who share the roads with construction vehicles is paramount to our work. By acting as a communicator for companies in the construction industry, we can incorporate a CLOCS standard approach into various supply chains.