What is CLOCS-A?
Construction Logistics and Community Safety – Australia (CLOCS-A) is a national good practice approach for managing the risks and impacts associated with a construction project’s on-road transport and logistics activities to community road safety. It was developed to provide a consistent framework for industry to achieve and has been inspired by the success of the Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) program established in the United Kingdom in reducing road trauma associated with construction logistics. The primary goal of CLOCS-A is that a similar reduction in lives lost and serious injuries can be achieved locally on our roads in Australia.
Stage 1 of the CLOCS-A program (an initial establishment phase project) was delivered in June 2020.
To make CLOCS-A a reality input from a range of stakeholders is required including representatives from government, industry, and the community with the aim to go beyond legal minimums in Australia’s efforts to improve the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists (collectively known as Vulnerable Road Users (VRU)) around trucks. The ultimate objectives are to:
- Eliminate collisions between heavy vehicles and the community
- Improve efficiencies through fewer vehicle journeys
- Establish a single national standard for industry to meet
- Reduce reputational risk