How the construction industry responds to vulnerable road users is the focus of a new course.
The Best Practice Hub has produced an e-learning course that hopes to increase knowledge and understanding of the risks construction activity can pose to vulnerable road users.
Reducing road risks
The online course offers practical methods that can be adopted to reduce the risks.
The main aim is to give participants an understanding of the national standard for Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) and how workers can use it for any type of construction activity.
It also includes information on road safety legislation, the Highway Code and road safety programmes.
Edward Hardy, chief executive of the Considerate Constructors Scheme which runs the hub, says all types of construction activity can involve potential risks to vulnerable road users.
“It is, therefore, essential that the industry knows and understands these risks and does all it can to minimise them, both for the general public and the workforce,” he said.
“The course and section about the CLOCS Standard on our Best Practice Hub provides an easily accessible and practical way for everyone within the industry – including site managers, contractors, suppliers and clients – to raise safety standards for every road user and pedestrian affected by construction vehicles.”
Aware of daily risks
CLOCS project director, Derek Rees, said: “The CLOCS team commends the Considerate Constructors Scheme for creating the Vulnerable road users e-learning course and providing a dedicated CLOCS section on the Best Practice Hub.
“Both resources provide an invaluable way to help raise awareness of the daily risks presented to pedestrians and cyclists and how the industry can effectively manage the impact vehicles accessing sites have on the local community and workforce.”
Source: Considerate Constructors Scheme
Date Published: February 4, 2017
Author: Jonathan Brown