The CLOCS Standard requires effective and efficient site access gate checks to

i. Manage site traffic in the context of the delivery management system

ii. Check through general observation and sufficiently frequent spot
checks that vehicles and drivers meet the requirements of the CLOCS Standard and that the specified route has been followed

iii. Ensure non compliances are immediately risk assessed, appropriately mitigated and addressed through contract management

iv. Report (as appropriate) any non-compliant fleet operators to the relevant accrediting body

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* 1. Name

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* 2. Email

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* 3. Company

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* 4. Site name / location

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* 5. Approximately to the nearest £50, how much do you pay your SATM per day?

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* 6. Can your SATM describe their key role and responsibilities? Can they:
  • Explain the importance and purpose of the Site Access Traffic Marshal
  • List the Personal Protective Equipment requirements for Site Access Traffic Marshals
  • Describe the responsibilities and any limitations of Site Access Traffic Marshals guiding vehicles and the public in a range of operational scenarios
  • Explain how the Site Access Traffic Marshal’s role interacts with other traffic management roles

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* 7. Does your SATM understand the site’s traffic management system in relation to the construction phase plan and can communicate the site traffic management system to site staff and visitors? Can they:
  • Explain why construction traffic needs to be managed, particularly in relation to safety
  • List the main components of good construction traffic management
  • Describe how to establish and take ownership of the Site Access Traffic Marshal’s safety zone
  • Describe the traffic management schemes that Site Access Traffic Marshal can use to control traffic
  • Explain the issues relating to vehicles accessing or egressing from the public highway
  • List the health and safety requirements associated with site traffic management e.g. vehicle idling (emissions)

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* 8. Can your SATM control vehicle movement to keep site traffic volumes at manageable level? Can they:
  • Provide a basic overview of logistics planning and delivery management systems
  • Explain the principles of lorry holding areas to manage traffic movement
  • Communicate with lorry holdings area to hold and call vehicles forward
  • Describe the procedure for handling unexpected and unplanned site deliveries
  • Describe the procedure for handling excess site traffic volumes

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* 9. Can your SATM manage safe access and egress of vehicles to/from the site? Can they:
  • Assess the site entrance to minimise the risk of injury or damage
  • Describe and use portable authorised signage to direct and control traffic
  • List the actions and precautions to take when directing traffic from site onto the public highway by day and by night
  • Apply the control measures for vehicle movement at the gate outlined in the traffic management risk assessment

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* 10. Can your SATM communicate effectively with site staff and drivers (face to face and by radio) and guiding vehicles by hand signal to ensure manoeuvres are conducted safely? Can they:
  • Operate a two-way radio and use standardised clear voice procedure
  • Communicate with a driver to confirm the signals to be used and identify any language issues
  • Describe and use industry standard hand signals to direct and control site traffic (incl. awareness of blindspots)
  • Maintain safe working practices near overhead cables, bridges and gantries
  • Take appropriate actions in the event of a driver not following Site Access Traffic Marshal signals

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* 11. Can your SATM constructively communicate with members of the public and take steps to protect them from harm? Can they:
  • List the vulnerable groups which require special attention
  • List the short and medium-term segregation methods used on the public footway
  • Use short term segregation methods on the public footway (subject to authority)
  • Communicate with the general public with a positive attitude using powers of persuasion in the interest of safety
  • Handle visitors appropriately and take action in the event of unauthorised access and unauthorised vehicle passengers
  • Escalate any risks or issues to site management as the need arises

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* 12. Can your SATM check drivers and vehicles for compliance to the CLOCS Standard and/or contractual work-related road risk requirements specified by the client? These will include:
  • validity of the fleet operator’s certification
  • functioning vehicle safety equipment
  • driver licence and VRU training
  • last-mile route taken
  • occurrence of collisions/near-misses on route.

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* 13. Is your SATM aware of appropriate action in the event of an incident, collision and/or security breaches and demonstrations? Can they:
  • List the immediate safety actions to take in the event of an incident such as a road traffic collision, fire or environmental hazard
  • Safely control and direct an emergency service vehicle in the event of an incident
  • Seek witness statements to support the investigation process
  • State the reasons for adopting a positive culture towards reporting accidents, collisions, incidents and near misses to prevent recurrence
  • Explain the need to keep vigilant, observing for anything unusual
  • Recognise that there are local, regional and national campaign groups opposing infrastructure projects and developments
  • List the types of protest and tactics that campaign can groups use
  • Identify ways in which such protests could create a risk to project staff, members of the public and the protesters themselves
  • List the actions to take in the event of extremist and violent activity or illegitimate forms of protest

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* 14. What importance do you place in the SATM running of the project

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* 15. How would you prefer to address any training needs?

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