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What are the LDVS, FORS and CLOCS Vehicle Operator Compliance Schemes?

The LDVS, FORS and CLOCS are the 3 main compliance schemes that vehicle operators are expected to be accredited with.  The main purpose of the LDVS and CLOCS schemes is to reduce accidents involving commercial vehicles and vulnerable road users/ pedestrians working on site.  The safety element is also a significant part of the FORS scheme but this scheme also covers many other aspects of vehicle operations.

The LDVS (London Direct Vision Standard) – or more correctly should be referred to as the “Greater London Safety Permit Scheme “- is compulsory for all vehicles over 12 tonnes entering Greater London after the 26th October, 2020.  The FORS and CLOCS schemes are voluntary schemes although an increasingly large number of companies require that operators carrying their goods, or delivering to their sites, must be accredited by these schemes.

The Vision Compliance Package allow vehicle operators to fit a camera system to their vehicles with the confidence it will meet the Safety Equipment requirements of all of these schemes.

 

 

 

SAFETY PERMIT SCHEME/ LONDON DIRECT VISION STANDARD

Safety Permit Scheme web site

Effective 26th, October 2020.
Affects all vehicles over 12 tonnes
Greater London Only

All vehicles entering Greater London after 26th October must either have a Direct Vision Star Rating, or be fitted with a SAFE SYSTEM
The STAR Rating can only be awarded at time of manufacture, currently there is no procedure for retrospectively applying for a STAR rating of a modified vehicle.

SAFE SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Class V and VI Mirrors*,  Side Under Run Bars*, Warning Signage

Nearside Blind Spot Camera, Blind Spot Close Proximity Detection System, In Cab Monitor, External Audible Left Turn Manoeuvring Alarm

Recommendations (None Mandatory)
Close Proximity Sensor to operates all the time below 20MPH
Driver switch to TURN OFF Left Turn Alarm between 23.30 and 07.00
Additional Front Close Proximity Detection System if blind spot in front of the cab

 

FORS (Fleet Operators Recognition Scheme) SCHEME 

FORS Scheme web site

National, required for all vehicles over 7.5 tonnes

BRONZE LEVEL SAFETY EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

Class V and VI Mirrors*,  Side Under Run Bars*and Warning Signage
It is a FORS Bronze Mandatory requirement that vehicles operating in Greater London are fitted with the FORS SILVER level enhanced safety equipment

SILVER/ GOLD LEVEL ENHANCED SAFETY EQUIMENT REQUIREMENTS

Class V and VI Mirrors*, Side Under Run Bars* ,Warning Signage, Nearside Blind Spot Camera, Blind Spot Close Proximity Detection System 7″ In Cab Monitor,
External Audible Left Turn Manoeuvring Alarm, Reverse Camera, External Audible Reversing Alarm.

Recommendations (None Mandatory)
Close Proximity Sensor to operates all the time below 20MPH
Driver switch to MUTE Left Turn Alarm between 23.30 and 07.00

 

CLOCS (Construction Logistics and Community Safety) SCHEME

CLOCS Scheme web site

National, required for all vehicles over 3.5 tonnes

SAFETY EQUIMENT REQUIREMENTS

Class V and VI Mirrors*, Side Under Run Bars*, Warning Signage, Nearside Blind Spot Camera, Blind Spot Close Proximity Detection System 7″ In Cab Monitor,
External Audible Left Turn Manoeuvring Alarm, Reverse Camera, External Audible Reversing Alarm.

Recommendations (None Mandatory)
Driver switch to MUTE Left Turn Alarm between 23.30 and 07.00

 

*These items not supplied as part of the Vision LDVS, FORS and CLOCS Complaint Packages