MPA granted funding to help deliver CLOCS
11 January 2017 - 14:02
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THE Mineral Products Association (MPA) has been announced as a recipient of Transport for London (TfL) grant funding to help to deliver the Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) initiative across the industry and UK.
Activities that the MPA will be engaged with include extending the awareness of the CLOCS campaign to drivers and businesses across the mineral products sector, including both MPA members and non-member companies.
Both the mineral products and construction industries have made great progress in operational site safety in recent years, and CLOCS extends that focus to include the road safety of vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.
CLOCS requires HGV drivers to receive additional safety awareness training and for delivery vehicles to be fitted with equipment to help drivers avoid collisions, such as sensors and/or cameras to eliminate vehicle blind spots.
CLOCS also requires contactors and clients to improve the safety of construction sites for delivery drivers through actions such as safe unloading facilities and safe site access and egress, as well as better planning of deliveries with suppliers.
The MPA CLOCS initiative will include a range of resources for drivers and businesses, and will be promoted across all regions using social media widely to endorse the initiative.
The MPA will also be promoting CLOCS to political audiences and industry regulators, including local authorities. New publications and industry-specific case studies will raise awareness of the commercial benefits to companies and drivers supporting CLOCS.
Jerry McLaughlin (pictured), the MPA’s director of economics and public affairs, said: ‘I am delighted that the MPA will continue to support the delivery of CLOCS as a key partner organization.
‘Improving vulnerable road user safety continues to be a core issue for the MPA and we look forward to working with industry, TfL and other supporters on delivering these projects.’