CLOCS-A Transport Accreditation

The CLOCS-A Standard applies to all commercial vehicles weighing more than 4.5 tonnes, including abnormal indivisible loads and engineering plants. However, the CLOCS-A Standard may also be applied to vehicles under 4.5 tonnes, depending on the Client’s contracts. Its primary goal is to establish a level commercial environment for vehicle operators, where investing in a safe, high-quality operation is valued when bidding for work.

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

For transport operators, complying with the CLOCS-A Standard:

  • 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
  • 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, 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% (TBC) of your operating centres meet the CLOCS-A Standard requirements
  • Developing a plan to ensure that the majority of your sites are CLOCS-A compliant within two years
  • Encouraging other organisations 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.