Cycle safety

O’Donovan conducting low-to-ground side-skirt trial on landfill tippers

June 4, 2015 Hayley Pink

Tottenham-based O’Donovan Waste Disposal is conducting a ‘how low can we go’ trial on tipper side-skirts. MD Jacqueline O’Donovan said a side-skirt is normally fitted 550mm from ground level, however, the company is successfully operating an eight-wheel tipper with side-skirt ground clearance of only 375mm, working across a rutted landfill site. A Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety (Clocs) champion, the firm  has also invested around £5,000 per vehicle on its 85-strong fleet to fit additional safety equipment to help protect […]

Compliance & legislation

Joint intelligence freight compliance unit planned for London

June 4, 2015 Hayley Pink

Transport for London (TfL) is launching a Freight Compliance Unit (FCU) in the next few months to become the central hub for all enforcement activity directed at non-compliant HGVs in the capital. A vital component of the new unit will be a shared intelligence unit based in central London manned by staff comprising a Metropolitan Police officer, a DVSA intelligence officer and a TfL intelligence officer. It will also maintain a strong link to the City of London police force. […]

Cycle safety

Road Safety GB launches campaign to warn children of HGV blindspots

June 1, 2015 dangriffiths

A road safety group has partnered with truck manufacturer Scania to launch an education pack aimed at school children to warn of the dangers of HGV blindspots. Road Safety GB’s initiative – ‘Stay safe on the roads’ – is aimed at 10- and 11-year-olds and includes a tutorial for teachers, a poster explaining the danger spots around trucks and information for parents on road safety. The pack was launched at a Clocs seminar held on the first day of the […]

Compliance & legislation

CLOCS presentation from Tip-ex 2015 available for download now

June 1, 2015 Laura Hailstone

Over 70 delegates took time out from the Tip-ex and Tank-ex shows last week in Harrogate as CLOCS took the work-related road risk message out on the road. Members of the CLOCS team, along with representatives from Lafarge Tarmac, Cemex, FM Conway and SiG took the audience through a range of presentations covering the standards, cultural change and technology shifts which are associated with CLOCS. In addition, Road Safety GB, in association with Scania, took the opportunity to launch a […]