FORS Practitioner is a series of ten* workshops, open to all transport professionals covering all aspects of fleet management including managing work related road safety, safe and efficient fleet management, reducing fuel use and minimising fines and charges. These workshops are available nationally and you can attend one or all of the workshops, in any order.
Funded places are available on all FORS Practitioner courses and can be booked directly through the FORS Website.
Please see further detail on costs for private bookings in the ‘costs’ section below.
Once you have completed all ten* workshops, you will achieve FORS Practitioner status – to
date, there are over 900 FORS Practitioners. The ten workshops are designed to guide, educate and support you and your business helping you become safer, greener and more efficient.
Under ‘D4 Professional Development’, fleet operators are required to identify and document
the training needs of drivers and other staff involved in the fleet operation, as well as to
implement a Professional Development Plan (PDP). FORS Practitioner will help operators meet this requirement.
*A new FORS Practitioner workshop Managing noise in logistics was recently launched. Please note that as of 1 January 2018 FORS members wishing to attain FORS Practitioner status must complete all ten Practitioner workshops. This new addition does not affect the status of current FORS Practitioners.
The FORS Practitioner modular course is a commercial course. Funded courses are available through FORS.
The costs for FORS Practitioner workshops is £990+vat per day (two workshops delivered per day).
Graham Bellman, Group Fleet Director – Travis Perkins
This workshop highlights the importance of policies and shows you how to identify when new policies are needed or existing policies within your organisation need to be updated. You will also learn how gather information for and write detailed policy documents.
During this workshop you will develop your risk management procedures to manage work related road safety. The workshop will show the legal and regulatory responsibilities you have and the importance of risk management and record keeping.
This workshop will show you the legal requirements for managing driver fitness and impairment. You will learn to identify the signs and understand the causes of lack of fitness and impairment and how to develop the appropriate procedures to address them.
This workshop highlights your legal responsibilities in managing driver assessment and training and supports you in developing a plan. You will learn how to assess the outcomes of training and evaluate its impact to ensure your training plan is successful.
In this workshop you will learn the principles of investigating, recording and analysing collisions and how to develop your post collision procedures. You will learn to interpret data enabling you to put remedial actions in place to further improve safety.
Following this workshop you will be aware of the legislative requirements relating to vehicle road-worthiness and be able to develop audit procedures and internal management systems to ensure efficient management of your fleet.
By attending this workshop you will learn about the impact freight operations have on the environment and what action you can take to reduce fuel usage and how you can monitor your own environmental impact.
This workshop will introduce you to the FORS PCN tracker, which is used to monitor road transport fines and charges. You will also learn what other methods and policies you can implement to help reduce the number of PCNs and FPNs you receive.
This workshop covers benchmarking and its part in continuous improvement. You will learn which KPIs to monitor and how to use an appropriate benchmarking system to measure operational performance.
Following this workshop you will be able to establish and understand the importance of noise on the environment and who is affected both inside and outside of the operation. You will also learn the positive and negative outcomes from transport and delivery noise and how to assess, develop and implement a noise assessment into practice. This workshop will help operators seeking to meet requirement G8 Noise assessment.
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