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MPA receives Transport for London grant to promote CLOCS

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The MPA has been announced as a recipient of Transport for London grant funding to help deliver the Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) initiative across the industry and UK.

The MPA will be involved in various activities, including raising awareness of the CLOCS campaign to drivers and businesses across the mineral products sector.

In recent years, both the mineral products and construction industries have made significant progress in operational site safety. CLOCS extends this focus to include the road safety of vulnerable users, such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. CLOCS requires HGV drivers to receive additional safety awareness training and for delivery vehicles to be fitted with equipment to help drivers avoid collisions, such as sensors and/or cameras to help eliminate blind spots. CLOCS also requires contractors and clients to improve the safety of construction sites for delivery drivers through actions such as safe unloading facilities and safe site access and egress, as well as better planning of deliveries with suppliers.

The MPA CLOCS initiative will include a range of resources for drivers and businessmen and will cover both MPA and non-MPA companies in the industry. The MPA will ensure that CLOCS is promoted across all regions, using social media to endorse the inititative, as well as promoting it to political audiences and industry regulators, such as local authorities. New publications and industry-specific case studies will raise awareness of the commercial benefits to companies and drivers supporting CLOCS.

Commenting, Jerry McLaughlin, MPA’s Director of Economics and Public Affairs, stated “I am delighted that the MPA will continue to support the delivery of CLOCs as a key partner organisation. Improving vulnerable road user safety continues to be a core issue for MPA and we look forward to working with industry, Transport for London and other supporters on delivering these projects.”

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