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News: SECBE brings together CLOCS Champions to feature in ITN Production

13 December 2016

'Masterminds of Construction' shows how the construction industry is working together to improve road safety.

CLOCS – the national standard for Construction Logistics and Community Safety – features in CIOB’s ‘Masterminds of Construction’ with partners, Land Securities, Mace and Tarmac.

For a second year running, the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and ITN Productions have produced a news and current affairs-style programme, introduced by national newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky.

The film highlights how leading construction clients, contractors and fleet operators such as Land Securities, Mace and Tarmac are fulfilling their CDM (Construction Design and Management Regulations) responsibilities through training and the use of innovations such as direct vision to reduce accidents between large vehicles and vulnerable road users. 

The ITN Productions film, available to view online (https://itnproductions.wistia.com/medias/xuckqo1cgy)

examines how important and demanding construction management is, and the power of collaboration to overcome risks from unforeseen events in order to deliver world-class projects.

CLOCS Champions: Land Securities, leading property developers; Mace, an international construction and consultancy; and Tarmac – a leading sustainable materials and construction solutions business, are changing behaviours and business processes to protect pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and other road users who share the roads with construction vehicles.

Clive Johnson, Group Head of Health, Safety and Security at Land Securities, said: “As the largest listed commercial property company in the UK, with an extensive supply chain, we take safety very seriously. Ensuring that we use our leadership and work in collaboration with our partners, we are committed to working with CLOCS to improve safety for all road users. It is important that we remove risk from our own construction sites and also that a road safety culture is promoted throughout the construction industry and the UK.”

Tony Blackledge, Construction Director at Mace and winner of the company’s “Safety First. Second nature” - Outstanding Achievement and Cycle Safety Award, said: “It’s extremely important to Mace that we are involved with the CLOCS safety initiative as it allows us to come together with other industry professionals and work to improve safety around our sites – as well as reduce the amount of incidents involving cyclists, pedestrians and construction vehicles. We are involved with this scheme not just in London but regionally and will continue to work together with our suppliers and clients to educate and implement important safety measures. It’s a pleasure to work with CLOCS as the work everyone is doing will make a real different to peoples’ lives.”

Sean McGrae, Senior Manager, National Transport at Tarmac, said: “As an operator of one of the largest vehicle fleets in the industry, we are committed to improving vulnerable road user safety across the UK. At Tarmac we believe that there is both a real challenge and a clear opportunity to improve the safety of cyclists and pedestrians in London and beyond. Through our work with CLOCS, ensuring the provision of the right technology and equipment, as well as enabling drivers to have access to the right training and technical support; we are looking to continue our industry-leading approach.”

Cynthia Barlow, Chair of RoadPeace the national charity for road crash victims, tragically lost her daughter in an incident with a left-turning lorry in 2000. Cynthia works in close partnership with CLOCS and was pleased to be invited to participate in the film. She commented: “an accident waiting to happen is not an accident. There are things you can do to stop it.”

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