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The Mineral Products Association (MPA) is calling for all public sector construction contracts to require suppliers be CLOCS compliant.

Criticising what it claims is a “disappointing” lack of commitment from both the public and private sectors to the scheme, the MPA called for a more positive approach to the CLOCS scheme, this week.

MPA Chief Executive, Nigel Jackson, said: “If we want practical solutions for road safety, and particularly for the most vulnerable of road users, Government should insist that all public sector construction contracts require suppliers to be CLOCS compliant.

“Contractors and private sector construction clients, many of whom are clearly committed to on-site safety, should operate in the same manner outside the site gate in accordance with CLOCS and insist that their suppliers do.

"There is a need for all major infrastructure developers responsible for spending significant sums of public money to be equally committed, not just some.”

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Jackson also called for a more positive industry approach to the London Mayor’s Direct Vision Standard (DVS).

“It is absolutely clear that too many people are being killed and injured on the roads particularly in London but also elsewhere,” he said.

He added: “Based on our experience of both CLOCS implementation and the London DVS preparation, there remains a disappointing lack of commitment in both the public and private sector - the supply chain as a whole needs to raise its game collectively if we are to avoid being judged by the worst offenders.”