Transport for London (TfL) has seen its work on two initiatives rewarded with a pair of Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards.
The Prince Michael Awards, organised and managed by RoadSafe, recognise outstanding road safety achievement and innovation worldwide.
TfL’s Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety (CLOCS) and Work Related Road Risk programmes have been recognised with Awards which were presented at the industry-led Freight Forum on 6 November.
The CLOCS programme (above video) brings together developers, construction companies, operators, vehicle manufacturers and regulatory bodies to embed a road safety culture across the construction industry.
It works through three main streams: improving vehicle design, addressing the imbalance between on-site and on-road safety, and encouraging wider adoption of best practise through a national standard.
The Prince Michael judges described CLOCS as “innovative, well researched and well managed”.
CLOCS has also been celebrated as an example of how public sector leadership can catalyse the private sector.
The Work Related Road Risk programme received an award for promoting best practice among TfL’s employees, notably through its ‘Approved Driver’ scheme, operated in collaboration with the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM). Under the scheme, TfL employees undertake the IAM’s online RoadRISK assessment pledge in order to improve their road safety knowledge.
Leon Daniels, managing director of surface transport at TfL, said: “Receiving international awards recognises the results of our efforts and is clearly a huge honour for our staff. It shows we practice what we preach with our own road safety and will encourage more companies to get on-board the collaborative CLOCS programme to improve road safety at a faster rate.”
Adrian Walsh, director of The Prince Michael Awards, said: “The work of CLOCS and the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) – the 2014 Fleet Safety winner – complement each other to improve road safety.
“Where CLOCS provides clients with ready-made structures for recognisable safety standards, FORS provides fleet operators with the opportunity to both clearly demonstrate and improve their own safety performance.”
The award winners will compete for the Prince’s Premier Award at the awards’ annual luncheon held on 8 December at The Savoy in London.