gate check on a construction site

Gate checks explained

The Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) Standard has developed a new film about gate checks explaining how and why to carry out successful gate checking.

Created in partnership with CLOCS Champion, DGP Logistics, the video explains exactly what construction firms need to do and why.

How to use the gate checks video

To ensure your gate checking process is as robust as it should be, this video could form part of the site induction, be used as part of a toolbox talk or be incorporated into a site training programme.

What is the Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) Standard?

The Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) Standard is a national industry standard.

It defines the primary requirements placed upon the key stakeholders associated with a construction project.

The CLOCS Standard places responsibilities and duties on the regulator, the client, the principal contractor controlling the construction site and the supply chain including the operator of any vehicles servicing that project.

CLOCS has developed a number of useful resources over the years. These include checklists, non-conformance reports, site posters and much more.

But what does a gate check actually look like?

The new video explains in full and is a useful resource for construction firms.

Why is there a need for gate checks?

It is a critical requirement within the CLOCS Standard for Principal Contractors to ‘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’.

Is there further training on gate checks?

For anyone wanting to take this to the next level, CLOCS Site Access Traffic Marshall training is now available.

It equips delegates to deliver this training back in their operations. Plus, it provides an annual licence to access CLOCS accredited materials.

Click here to find out more.

Alernatively, contact a member of the CLOCS team on 0118 920 7200 or at to discuss.

Watch the new gate checks video

Click here to see the video.