Transport for London (TfL) has signed a new contract with construction business management consultant SECBE to deliver the Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) scheme.
As part of the new contract, funding will come entirely through sponsorship from other UK city regions and construction logistic training schemes and will no longer require TfL cash.
The contract will begin next month and last for five years. TfL has not stated the value of the contract.
In 2016, TfL awarded SECBE a four-year contract for the administration of what was then called the Construction Logistics and Cycle Safety programme valued at £757,000.
TfL said the CLOCS scheme has been instrumental in improving safety throughout the construction supply chain since it was developed in 2013 as a scheme focused on reducing collisions between vulnerable road users and construction traffic.
Participating construction companies are required to sign up to the CLOCS Code of Conduct and undertake safety training for their staff in order to receive accreditation.
Initially run as a scheme for construction fleets operating in London, CLOCS will now be expanded nationwide.
Christina Calderato, director of transport strategy and policy at TfL, said: ‘CLOCS plays a crucial role in providing safer, cleaner and greener streets for everyone by accelerating safety standards in the construction industry and ensuring the safest construction vehicle journeys from start to finish.'
Andy Brooke, programme director for CLOCS, said: ‘The whole teams feels incredibly passionate about CLOCS and is invested in helping our champions reduce the risk to vulnerable road users, reduce vehicle emissions and encourage active travel by ensuring those communities affected by construction activity have safer, cleaner and greener streets to live, work and play on.’
A new version of the CLOCS Standard, which came into force in January 2019, includes a requirement for construction vehicles to report collision data through the supply chain. TfL said this ensures that action plans can be put in place to prevent future collisions.