Month: October 2015

FORS Practitioner workshops gain momentum nationally

The FORS workshops are continuing to sell out fast. Please book early to avoid disappointment as the workshops run on a strictly first come first served basis. There are still places available in Rotherham, Tyne and Wear and Bristol. Click here for more information and dates.

FORS Gold operator, The Swain Group, supports ‘One Road for All’ event

Article 3The Swain Group were proud to support Kent County Councils ‘One Road for All’ event through exchanging places. The Medway based haulier provided a unit for the event held in Canterbury High Street earlier in October to highlight the dangers vulnerable road users face around Heavy Goods Vehicles.

The event was commissioned to help deliver Kent County Council’s strategy of increasing awareness of cycling safety and steps that cyclists can take to improve their wellbeing on the road.

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Cambridgeshire County Council partners with FORS Gold operator, Skanska, to raise awareness of cycle safety

Road Safety Officers from Cambridgeshire County Council in partnership with Skanska attended this year’s Cambridge University Fresher’s Fair to promote cycle safety for students.

Students were able to sit in a selection of large vehicles and experience for themselves just exactly what the driver is able to see and have explained to them where the blind spots are for the driver.

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Industry calls for universal compliance standard

Article 1At yesterday’s Freight in the City event, the key industry event promoting sustainable urban deliveries, it was revealed that operators believe there should be a universal compliance standard for fleets in order to improve safety across the UK.

The study was carried out by Freight in the City and revealed that 85% of decision makers involved in transporting freight believe that there should be a single UK-wide compliance standard across the logistics sector.

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