Clocs Champion O’Donovan Waste Disposal Demonstrates The Latest In Safety Excellence

In support of Transport for London’s (TfL) Construction Logistics & Cycle Safety (CLOCS) initiative, O’Donovan Waste Disposal is unveiling the latest in safety-optimised vehicles from its fleet at today’s CLOCS progress event.

With construction schemes at a record high and an unprecedented population level, the focus is on construction logistics sector to deliver improved road safety. As part of this, the CLOCS programme is designed to improve the face of construction logistics and ultimately protect vulnerable road users.

Thursday 26 February saw the CLOCS progress event take place in ExCEL London, the event which is held bi-annually, demonstrates the success of the initiative and provides key stakeholders from the construction industry with regular progress updates and achievements.

A CLOCS Champion since the launch of the initiative two years ago; O’Donovan today unveiled three brand new vehicles as part of its 85-strong fleet. The new lorries; all of which have factory-fitted innovative safety features, specified by O’Donovan; deliver significantly improved driver vision and unique low-profile safety guards; specified to provide even more protection for cyclists and pedestrians.

‪Jacqueline O’Donovan, Managing Director of O’Donovan Waste Disposal, said “Despite only being a relatively small player in an ever-increasing field, we continue to make substantial investments in our fleet to continue to raise our industry’s safety standards on London’s roads.”

Jacqueline continued “By working closely with the vehicle manufacturers I have been able to determine the best-in-class for driver vision and the three trucks that we are showcasing today clearly demonstrate this. This, combined with the significantly lower side-guards which we are trialling, can only help provide even greater protection for cyclists and pedestrians”

The vehicles on display at the event are a Volvo FL818 skip truck and the DAF FA LF220 skip loader, both with the driving position lowered and nearside lower door having been glazed, to increase drivers’ direct vision of other road users. Also featured is the MAN TGM BB skip loader, with revised suspension to lower the cab.

Ian Wainwright, Head of Fleet and Freight at TfL, said: “HGVs, in their current designs, are disproportionately represented in cyclists fatalities but thankfully O’Donovan Waste Disposal’s innovation is a step towards safer roads. This demonstration of the industry’s appetite for increased fleet and freight road safety shows that by supporting other manufacturers and operators to follow suit, real progress can be made on London’s roads.”