CLOCS-A Combined Construction and Transport Accreditation

A combined accreditation applies to a Construction company that also has its own fleet of transport. It is your responsibility to ensure the safety of the community impacted by your operations.

The CLOCS-A program provides an effective solution to mitigate the risks associated with construction vehicle activities and the threat to vulnerable road users arising from your development.

Vulnerable Road User (VRU) training is available and must be completed by truck drivers and servicing construction sites before applying for accreditation.

What are the requirements of a construction and transport client according to the Standard?

Clients should:

  • Conduct a thorough risk assessment of the project’s potential impact on the community.
  • Develop and maintain the agreed Construction Logistics Management Plan (CLMP) to guarantee suitability and sufficiency.
  • Procure site and fleet operations in compliance with the CLOCS-A Standard.
  • Establish site arrangements that promote safe fleet operations, including ‘last kilometer’ routing, level access/egress, stable loading/unloading areas, effective delivery management systems, and competent site access traffic marshals.
  • Conduct effective gate checks for HVs and their drivers to ensure compliance with the CLOCS-A Standard. Any non-compliances must be promptly assessed for risk, mitigated appropriately, and remedied through procurement processes.
  • Regularly monitor the project’s compliance with the CLOCS-A Standard independently every six months and take necessary actions to address non-compliance.
  • Review information on all collisions resulting in harm (and near-miss incidents) associated with the project, promptly investigate them, and take preventive measures to avoid recurrences.
  • Have a suitable management system in place that addresses the issues of:
    • route management
    • vehicle maintenance
    • driver licencing
    • operations and subcontracting
  • Provide evidence of a quality fleet operation
  • Help with selection of the most effective safety equipment available
  • Ensure drivers receive appropriate supplementary training
  • Require the collection and reporting of collision data to inform ‘lessons to be learned’ – reporting to clients / principal contractors where procured to do so
  • Reduce risk to protect drivers, vulnerable road users (VRU) and manage commercial reputation
  • Provide competitive advantage when bidding for work and opportunity to influence client procurement

Benefits of Complying with the CLOCS-A Standard

Compliance with the CLOCS-A Standard provides several advantages, including:

  • Evidence of a quality fleet operation
  • Selection of the most effective safety equipment
  • Appropriate supplementary training for drivers
  • Collection and reporting of collision data to inform ‘lessons learned’
  • Reduced risk to protect, vulnerable road users (VRU) and manage commercial reputation
  • Competitive advantage when bidding for work and an opportunity to influence client procurement.
  • Community engagement

Becoming a CLOCS-A Champion

To become a CLOCS-A Champion, you must commit to:

  • Having at least 20% of your operating centres meet the Silver requirements
  • Developing a plan to ensure that the majority of your sites are CLOCS-A compliant within two years
  • Encouraging other organizations to adopt the CLOCS-A Standard.

Implementation and Communication Plan (ICP)

As a CLOCS-A Champion, you are expected to submit and maintain an acceptable CLOCS-A Implementation Plan. This plan should outline your corporate intent to implement and comply with the CLOCS-A Standard, as well as your current accreditation and plans for progression. You will also be required to procure for CLOCS-A through your own supply chain and update your plan annually to track progress towards full compliance with the CLOCS-A Standard. Furthermore, CLOCS-A Champions are encouraged to present collision data and resulting action plans to their customers, even where there is no contractual obligation to report such data.