Over the next decade Australia will undergo an unprecedented $55 billion major city infrastructure build with potential for $20 billion in additional funding projected. The logistics activities associated with these major projects will generate a significant increase in the number of heavy vehicles transporting construction materials through metropolitan areas.
Australia’s two major rail infrastructure projects, Melbourne and Sydney Metro, both foresaw the potential risk that their projects posed to vulnerable road users (VRUs) due to the increase in truck movements through urban areas within which their building. To reduce the risk to VRUs and potential impacts to the community and productivity, the projects looked internationally and adapted what is recognised as best practice, Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS).
CLOCS is an industry-led programme, sponsored by Transport for London (TfL), with the aim of fundamentally changing the way the construction industry manages road safety. It was developed following a number of recommendations from an independent report by the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) highlighting the overrepresentation of construction heavy vehicles involved in fatal collisions with cyclists during London’s construction boom and has since become its own standalone standard across the United Kingdom. CLOCS has saved lives, improved efficiency and provided consistency and certainty for the construction and transport sector.
The National Road Safety Partnership Program (NRSPP) recognised the opportunity of broader adaption of a CLOCS approach in Australia and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with TfL to develop a local version which would be known as CLOCS-Australia (CLOCS-A). TfL and NRSPP held a webinar in 2016 exploring the benefits of CLOCS.
This webinar will explore:
- The major infrastructure projects underway in Australia, the opportunity and associated risks with a focus on Vulnerable Road Users
- How TfL used their major infrastructure projects to establish CLOCS, the benefits to industry, govt and the community by TfL’s Peter Binham
- How Sydney Metro has adapted CLOCS into its safety standards and contracts by Jon Lamonte, Chief Executive, Sydney Metro
- What safety standards in project contracts represent to Hanson, by Scott Tipping
- The adaption of CLOCS Sharing the Safely education program for truck drivers to Melbourne for Victorian Government by Amy Gillett Foundation (AGF) by Dr Marilyn Johnson
- Work done to date – Draft Guide
- Next steps, short and long term objectives
The webinar will be facilitated by Jerome Carslake
The NRSPP when housed at ARRB was successful in securing a grant through the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator’s Safety Initiative Program to develop a Draft Guide which was released on 7 October. NRSPP has since convened a guiding working group which includes Amy Gillett Foundation, Australian Trucking Association, Major Transport Infrastructure Authority, Monash University Accident Research Centre, NSW Department of Transport, Sydney Metro, Truck Industry Council and the Victorian Department of Transport.
About our presenters:
- Peter Binham is a Transport Planner with Transport for London
- Peter Binham is a Managing Consultant for Transport for London (TfL). He has over 15 years’ experience in delivering a wide range of freight and construction logistics policies, programs, & projects. These include leading the international award winning; Construction Logistics Programme, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) & CLOCS. Prior to joining TfL, Peter worked as a Logistics Consultant for Aecom, Arup as well as a Policy Manager for the Freight Transport Association (FTA).
- Jon Lamonte is Chief Executive Officer for Sydney Metro.
- Jon is CEO of the $50bn Sydney Metro program, the largest public transport program in Australia & one of the top projects in the world. Brought the North West Metro into service, & now delivering the City and South West Metro, Metro West, & Metro Western Sydney Airport. Previously Chief Executive for Transport for Greater Manchester, integrating all forms of transport for the people of Greater Manchester. Delivering £2.5Bn capital programme, rapidly increasing Metrolink patronage, bringing change through devolution.
- Scott Tipping is General Manager of Logistics for Hanson Australia
- Hanson Australia, a national construction & building material supplier. He has held various positions through his career in operations, sales and supply chain. Scott is passionate about he role of technology in improving road safety outcomes & has worked to better safety & productivity outcomes in the Hanson fleet by the adoption of sensible technology.
- Dr Marilyn Johnson
- Marilyn is one of Australia’s leading cycling safety research experts. She is a Senior Researcher at the Monash University Institute of Transport Studies where she leads the Active Transport and Micro-Mobility group. She is also the Research and Policy Manager at the Amy Gillett Foundation and was a major contributor the national campaign, a metre matters that changed the road rules to improve safety when drivers and cyclists share the roads in Australia. Marilyn co-developed Sharing Roads Safely, the vulnerable road user awareness training course with the Victorian Government and heavy vehicle sector. Sharing Road Safely is is based on the UK course delivered as part of the CLOCS program and has been adapted for Australia.
The opportunity CLOCS represents for industry, VRUs and road safety has been and continue to be recognised by Government but has not eventuated into broad scale action on the ground despite the following recommendations:
Recommendation from the Inquiry into the National Road Safety Strategy 2011 – 2020 September 2018
Recommendation K of the National Road Safety Strategy Action Plan 2018-2020