CLOCS-A Principal Contractors Accreditation

As the individual primarily responsible for site construction and operation, as well as the procurement of supplies and services involving vehicle deliveries, your role is crucial. Ensuring health and safety both within and outside the site boundaries is essential. For principal contractors, CLOCS-A offers a standardised approach nationally to guarantee that construction vehicles and drivers pose no risk to the community.

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

By implementing CLOCS-A, you can uphold high standards across your supply chain. Our framework, guidance, and tools are designed to assist you in on-site implementation of:

  • Construction Logistics Plans (CLPs) offer cost-effective ways to manage expenses and ensure program certainty.
  • Introducing CLOCS-A into your contracts allows you to demand that suppliers have appropriate processes in place.
  • Classifying ‘site conditions’ aids in procuring suitable vehicles for the task.
  • Utilising the Site Monitoring Checklist helps reinforce requirements.
  • Gate checks ensure fleet compliance and quality assurance.
  • Site Monitoring visits aid in compliance and improvement efforts.

What are the responsibilities of a principal contractor according to the Standard?

Principal contractors must:

  • 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.

Become a CLOCS-A Champion

A CLOCS-A Champion is committed to:

  • Having at least 20%(TBC) of its sites formally reviewed by the CLOCS-A team.
  • Having a clear plan to get the majority of its sites to be CLOCS-A compliant within two years.
  • Having a clear plan to encourage other organisations to adopt the CLOCS-A Standard.

Implementation and Communication Plan (ICP)

CLOCS-A Champions are party to a Memorandum of Understanding with the CLOCS-A Sponsor. An implementation plan provides a headline statement of corporate intent to implement and comply with the CLOCS-A Standard.

You will require headline figures to indicate the overall scale of your operations, including the approximate number and location of sites you have across Australia where construction vehicles regularly visit and could implement the national CLOCS-A Standard.