New partnership set to drive safety standards


A newly-formed partnership has won the role of managing CLOCS – the national standard for Construction Logistics and Community Safety.

The partnership, led by SECBE Ltd, also comprises: Construction Clients Leadership Group, representing public and private sector clients; LHC which provides trusted procurement for better buildings and homes; Build UK which provides a collective voice for the construction supply chain; and the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS), the national scheme established by the construction industry to improve its image.

The role of the partnership is to “embed, monitor, promote and expand” the CLOCS standard throughout construction businesses, sites and suppliers across the UK.

The CLOCS standard was developed by Transport for London following research that showed that construction vehicles were responsible for a disproportionately high number of cyclists and pedestrian fatalities involving HGV’s in the Capital. The CLOCS Standard calls for the sector to recognise its responsibilities for vehicles and drivers delivering to, and collecting from construction sites. 

Derek Rees, SECBE chief executive said, “We are delighted to be leading this partnership which will grow the CLOCS standard across the UK.  By becoming a CLOCS Champion, those responsible for construction can demonstrate their commitment to protecting employees and members of the public, within and beyond the hoardings. Working in partnership, we will be able to engage with the whole industry to ensure a road safety culture and a common standard are embedded right through the supply chain.”