FORS is pleased to introduce FORS Professional, a comprehensive package of essential training for managers and drivers, delivered with cutting edge content to help operators meet the FORS Standard. FORS Professional is designed to improve knowledge and professional standards for any commercial vehicle operator, addressing in detail today’s safety and efficiency challenges.
All FORS Professional training is fully approved and meets FORS, CLOCS and TfL’s Work Related Road Risk (WRRR) requirements. FORS Professional provides JAUPT approved driver training delivered by qualified professionals.
By undertaking FORS Professional training, drivers and managers can help their companies improve fleet performance with respect to safety, efficiency and environmental impact. To check who is trained within your organisation, click on the FORS Professional training register below.
Make sure that you and your team take advantage of some funded training through this comprehensive range of learning options to improve skill levels and performance across your organisation. Delivered by industry experts it provides the guidance you need to achieve FORS Bronze, Silver and Gold.
Please click here to download a copy of the Benefits booklet “What’s in for me?” – this offers advice on getting the most from your membership, including free and funded training opportunities, offers and discounts from FORS Associates, as well as toolkits and guidance documents.
Click to scroll down to your relevant section to see the training options for you.
Through our approved training programme, we will help you to become a better driver. From learning how to drive more safely in urban areas to understanding how to reduce fuel consumption, you will be an even more valuable asset to the business.
IN THE CLASSROOM – TRUCK DRIVERS
Safe Urban Driver Training
FORS continues to offer Safe Urban Driving (SUD) training aimed at commercial drivers operating HGVs regularly in the urban environment and where there are high volumes of vulnerable road users, such as cyclists and pedestrians.
TruckSmart driver training is a seven-hour training course for all commercial HGV drivers, focusing on the importance of driving roadworthy HGVs and the role of the driver in ensuring that vehicles and loads are safe and legal at all times.
IN THE CLASSROOM – VAN DRIVERS
If you are thinking about improving safety, increasing productivity and being kinder to the environment then you are thinking smart. Van Smart is the definitive route to best practice for van fleets of any size. This course can be taken instead of SUD if you are a van driver.
IN THE CLASSROOM – VAN AND TRUCK DRIVERS
LoCITY Driving is a DVSA-approved, CPC-accredited training course aimed at van and HGV drivers. The course aims to give attendees the knowledge and skills needed to cut costs and minimise the environmental impact of fleet operations.
FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR DESK – eLEARNING
Van Smart – by simulating a typical driver’s day this course highlights good practice that all van drivers should be using.
TruckSmart – a course focusing on the importance of driving roadworthy HGVs and the role of the driver in ensuring that vehicles and loads are safe and legal at all times
Security and counter terrorism – aims to raise driver awareness of potential security and terrorist threats, specifically in terms of theft of vehicles or loads and the use of vehicles as weapons.
Cycle Safety – enables drivers to recognise the causes of accidents and how to minimise the risk to vulnerable road users, such as pedestrians or cyclists.
Smart Driving – focuses on the basics of road safety and explores some of the more advanced techniques of concentration, observation and anticipation.
Smart Deliveries (which replaces Parking and loading legally) – aims to encourage drivers to comply more closely with the rules and regulations associated with parking and loading, and to improve knowledge and delivery behaviour, thus avoiding fines and charges.
LoCITY: Time to clean up – learning for drivers – course participants will learn fuel efficient driving techniques to save fuel and benefit the environment.
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From workshops on driver assessment and collision procedure to road risk and transport policy, FORS helps you to boost and maintain your knowledge in a range of key areas and keep up with the latest industry developments.
An Introduction to FORS
This one hour webinar has been designed to help commercial transport departments and organisations understand the basics of the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) and to demonstrate how the scheme works.
Going for Bronze
Whether you are preparing for your audit for the first time or addressing issues raised at a previous audit, this workshop is specifically designed to guide and support you through the process from registration to Bronze accreditation.
Going for Silver and Gold
Whether you are preparing to submit your Silver or Gold application for progression for the first time or you are addressing issues raised in a previous submission, this workshop will guide and support you through the online application process.
We recognise that transport managers need support and development to help you with your busy everyday roles. In response FORS has developed the FORS Practitioner qualification, a series of ten workshops that provide the information you need to boost the performance of your transport operation. If your FORS Practitioner is expiring, FORS has designed a FORS Practitioner Recertification workshop aimed at Practitioners wishing to renew their certification. To find out more about the workshop and book a place please click here.
If you are interested in FORS Practitioner workshops delivered in-house, please click here.
Fleet Management Essentials (O Licence)
A new comprehensive one-day Fleet Management Essentials (O Licence) course has been launched in association with CILT for fleet management and supervisory staff working to achieve Operator Licence undertakings. The course equips delegates with the knowledge and skills required to effectively perform the duties of the formally appointed ‘responsible person’, maintaining continuous and effective control of the fleet operation as required by M3 of the FORS Bronze Standard.
LoCITY Driving is a new DVSA-approved, CPC-accredited training course aimed at van and HGV drivers, as well as transport managers. The course aims to give attendees the knowledge and skills needed to cut costs and minimise the environmental impact of fleet operations.
This training includes two one-day training courses (Road Risk Champion and Collision Investigator) designed to equip those involved in managing road risk.
FORS Toolbox Talks
These Toolbox Talks provide you with valuable information and support material that will help you to promote your company’s safety, efficiency and environmental culture to your drivers and help meet the FORS Bronze requirements.
FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR DESK – eLEARNING
LoCITY: Time to look ahead – learning for managers – managers will benefit from a thorough grounding in alternative fuel vehicles and their pros and cons against traditional diesel and petrol power.
Road Risk Champion – for those who have attended the classroom learning.
Collision Investigator – for those who will be investigating collisions and who have attended the classroom learning.
Training providers are able to submit courses for approval to ensure the content meets the training objectives of Work Related Road Risk (WRRR) and to provide quality assurance.
All trainers who provide FORS approved courses shall attend a Train the trainer course to ensure that the courses are delivered in a consistent, professional and positive manner.
To access the training portal, click here