The CLOCS-A closing workshop was held on the 26th of May, marking a significant milestone in its progress towards developing a new standard for the construction logistics industry. The workshop provided an update on the considerable progress made to date and outlined the next steps for finalising outputs and transitioning the project to the appointed host organisation.
Michael Holmes presented a summary of the CLOCS-A Standard, including the development timeline, feedback received during the draft review, and updates made by the technical and consolidation groups. The final draft standard will be circulated to the community for comments, endorsed by the Steering Group, and published on the 1st of July 2023.
Michael additionally covered the development of the CLOCS-A auditing and accreditation process. The ‘Audit and Accreditation Business Rules and Standards’ document will outline the requirements and steps for an entity to gain accreditation and the requirements auditors must meet to conduct a CLOCS-A audit, and interested parties are invited to contact Michael Holmes or Jerome Carslake if they wish to provide comments on the document.
Next, Jerome Carslake provided a summary of the supporting tools developed for CLOCS-A, including Branding/Tiers/Communication, Case Studies, Toolbox Talks, and the CLOCS-A Website. Drew Gaynor then presented on the Governance Structure of CLOCS-A. In parallel with developing the Standard, a Terms of Reference and Governance Procedures document is currently being developed, outlining the transition arrangements of CLOCS-A from a start-up to a long-term structure. Drew outlined the ten-step-transition plan and presented the long-term options of CLOCS-A continuing with the Host Organisation arrangement or transitioning into a stand-alone Not-for-Profit Organisation.
Lastly, the workshop provided an opportunity to acknowledge and thank the diverse stakeholders involved in CLOCS-A. It was acknowledged that CLOCS-A was made possible through fuding by the National Heavy Vehicel Regulator’s Heavy Vehicle Safety Initiative, supported by the Federal Government. Additionally, the project’s success would not have been possible without the contributions of the Steering Group, formal Supporting Partners, and others who generously provided their time.