why do I need fors accreditation?
The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a national accreditation scheme that promotes good practice for commercial vehicle operators. It is a voluntary scheme run by Transport for London (TfL), but a growing number of companies both in the public and private sector are insisting suppliers and contractors must be FORS accredited in order to be considered for bidding on contracts
what are the benefits of fors to me and my business?
You will be gaining a best practice mindset for you and your business. Your fleet, large or small, from vans through to artics, stands to gain with FORS membership. FORS can help increase levels of safety and compliance, while at the same time boosting productivity. You can better utilise your fleet by training your drivers, monitoring fuel use, reducing the number of collisions and reducing penalty charges.
FORS professional training offers a comprehensive range of manager and driver training to develop your teams's skills and knowledge at every level, and to improve performance across your fleet. Investing in your team will empower and motivate individuals, ensuring you have the best people on the job.
FORS can help you save serious money on fines, insurance, maintenance and at the fuel pumps. Through best practice, FORS members can recognise inefficiencies, and turn them around.
Going for bronze accreditation
Bronze accreditation confirms that you employ good practice and comply with the requirements laid out by the FORS Standard. This includes demonstrating dedication to driver and vehicle safety, combined with improving operating practices through effective monitoring of fuel and tyre usage
To view the full FORS standard click here (you will be taken to the FORS website)
going for silver accreditation
Silver accreditation confirms that you employ good practice and comply with the requirements laid out by the FORS Standard. By achieving FORS Silver accreditation your fleet will be compliant with the CLOCS Standard for Construction Logistics and with TfL’s WRRR (Work Related Road Risk).
going for gold accreditation
FORS Gold requirements primarily involve best practice measures, including you promoting the FORS Standard through your supply chain and demonstrating meaningful improvements against the baseline data gathered in FORS Silver.
how can fleet source help?
We are the largest independent FORS training and auditing supplier in the UK. We will make sure that your business achieves and maintains its FORS accreditation at bronze level, whilst guiding you through silver and gold accreditation.
Mandatory training requirements fleet source can deliver onsite
FORS Bronze level, drivers must have completed a safety eLearning module within the past 12 months, whilst at Silver, drivers must have completed within the past five years either a Safe Urban Driving or a Van Smart training course or a FORS Approved work-related road safety training course with an on-cycle element.
Under the FORS Standard version 5, Bronze audits will also require drivers to have completed within the last 24 months the FORS Professional ‘Security and Counter Terrorism’ eLearning module. FORS Silver audits will require the mandatory FORS Professional ‘LoCITY Time to clean up’ driver eLearning module to have been completed within the past 24 months.
Drivers of FORS Gold members with van or HGV fleets are required to undertake FORS Professional ‘LoCITY Driving’ classroom training course, while those with car or passenger-carrying vehicle fleets are required to undertake a FORS-approved environmental awareness training course – both within the past five years. An initial FORS Gold audit must see the responsible person, or nominated individual responsible for the fleet operation, working towards the FORS Practitioner qualification, while at re-approval audit, the organisation must have a qualified FORS Practitioner in place.