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CILTA’s Dr Kim Hassall provides insight into the upcoming CLOCS-A Standard for heavy vehicle activity while answering some key questions
The run-up to the London 2012 Olympics saw a massive increase in construction and heavy vehicle activity, which added to the existing very large construction truck related crash incidents involving vulnerable road users (VRUs).
Construction activity continued after the Olympics on other major rail and infrastructure projects. It was found that heavy construction vehicles were responsible for a disproportionately high number of cyclist and pedestrian fatalities in London.
Often, this was because of blind spots due to truck design and windows providing limited visibility. Construction vehicle activities were estimated to be responsible for 47 per cent of VRU deaths and serious injuries.
As such, in December 2013, the Construction Logistics Community Safety (CLOCS-UK) standard was launched. It was an initiative of Transport for London, with the UK now seeing a decade in the CLOCS-UK standard’s evolution and industry rollout.
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