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RoadPeace and CEMEX UK join forces
RoadPeace, the national charity for road crash casualties and CEMEX UK, a leading provider of aggregates, cement, ready-mixed concrete and rail sleepers, are calling on the construction industry to join the CLOCS scheme (Construction Logistics and Community Safety).
They have produced a video aimed at the construction industry, highlighting the reasons why the scheme is so important to businesses and the public at large, and gives a constructive voice to people who have been injured or bereaved by construction vehicles.
Victoria Lebrec, RoadPeace spokesperson and victim of a construction lorry crash, said:
“In 2014, my life changed forever when I was hit by a tipper truck whilst cycling in London. I lost my leg in the collision, and have had over 12 operations and months of physiotherapy. I urge all construction companies to join up to CLOCS and take on board some simple, effective methods to make their vehicles safer. If signing up means saving someone the pain I went through, then it is absolutely worth it.”
“We are delighted to be involved in this video and would encourage everyone in our industry who isn’t a member of CLOCS to become members. Over the years, the construction industry has shown great commitment and done an excellent job of raising health and safety standards on sites. Now it is time to go beyond the sites themselves to roads and site access to raise the level of safety by sharing best practice and implementing innovation and change.”
Derek Rees from CLOCS said:
“I am delighted that RoadPeace and CEMEX UK have joined forces to create a hard-hitting video calling on others within the sector to join up to the scheme. As an industry, the construction sector takes health and safety on site really seriously. But very few clients, principal contractors and sub-contractors seem to recognise their legal and moral responsibilities for the vehicles servicing their sites. As soon as that lorry leaves the site the same rules don’t seem to apply. The CLOCS scheme is a way of introducing workable solutions which help everyone in the industry protect the wider community, their colleagues and themselves.”
CLOCS brings the construction logistics industry together to revolutionise the management of work related road risk (WRRR) and ensure a road safety culture is embedded across the industry. By working together we can help protect pedestrians, cyclists, motorcycles and other users who share the roads with construction vehicles. Find out more about the CLOCS Standard or about becoming a CLOCS Champion here.
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