Introduction of Confidential Safety Reporting to TfL contractors' road vehicles

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2016
Reference: 
2016/4520
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Since TfL announced that subscription to CIRAS was a mandatory requirement for operating buses under contract for TfL in July 2015, will  you consider making subscription to CIRAS or another qualified independent confidential safety reporting scheme a precondition for any HGV or other road vehicle operator that receives a contract from TfL or Crossrail?  

Answer

Answer for Introduction of Confidential Safety Reporting to TfL contractors' road vehicles

Answer for Introduction of Confidential Safety Reporting to TfL contractors' road vehicles

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL already requires these operators to meet the standards set by the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, or their equivalent so it does not mandate any additional specific requirements for confidential reporting.

TfL's Work Related Road Risk programme requires TfL's suppliers and sub-contractors to have a reporting system in place to capture, investigate and analyse road traffic collisions. More information about this programme can be found online: https://tfl.gov.uk/info-for/deliveries-in-london/delivering-safely/work-....

For those suppliers not already operating an appropriate reporting scheme, TfL has developed the Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety Manager, a free-to-operator collision reporting system that enables HGV operators to record, manage and share collision information, including "near-misses". More information about this is available at https://www.clocs-manager.org.uk/.

The Confidential Incident Reporting and Analysis System (CIRAS) is a commercial, not-for-profit business and its confidential incident reporting system is a paid-for service for use within a company. As a number of HGV operators are using CIRAS, TfL has already engaged with CIRAS to further explore how the system could be extended to further HGV operations.