A new scheme focussing on road safety compliance within the construction industry is being trialed in the City of London.
City Mark has been developed by the City of London Corporation and the Active City Network and is designed to build a picture of road safety at construction sites in the City.
In particular, City Mark aims to identify which construction companies and sites are using the Freight Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) and the Construction Logistics for Community Safety (CLOCS) standard – and how these schemes are being implemented.
FORS is a voluntary accreditation scheme that promotes best practice for commercial vehicle operators – while CLOCS brings together developers, construction companies, operators, vehicle manufacturers and regulatory bodies to embed a road safety culture across the construction industry.
FORS and CLOCS are contractual requirements on many construction projects across London. If properly implemented at every tier, both schemes are designed to ensure safer supply chains with compliant vehicles and drivers trained to safely share the roads with vulnerable road users.
The City Mark scheme makes an award to sites demonstrating compliance and best practice, in order that this can be shared with other developments to better protect pedestrians, cyclists, motorcycles and other users who share the roads with construction vehicles.
The first City Mark award was presented to BAM Construction (pictured) by Christopher Hayward, chairman of the City of London’s Planning and Transportation Committee, who said:
“I am delighted to present this inaugural City Mark award to the Site Compliance Assurance Team at BAM.
“Banksmen are often unrecognised members of construction sites, however, you look after the safety of pedestrians and cyclists when goods vehicles are entering or leaving a site and are often the first point of call for checking FORS compliance at sites.”
03 August 2017