Month: January 2016

Update on exemptions to roadworthiness testing and operator licensing from DfT

The Department for Transport (DfT) consulted about removing some of the current exemptions from road worthiness testing and operator licensing between 11th December 2014 and 5th March 2015. It published summaries of the responses in July 2015. This week the following statement was issued to update stakeholders on progress and timing of the next steps.

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Staying safe with your FORS accreditation

The Health and Safety Executive and the Crown Office and the Procurator Fiscal Service recently fined Anglian Windows Limited £10,000 after a worker fell from the roof of a van, causing severe head injuries. The company failed to provide sufficient information, instruction, training and supervision to employees who were required to load and unload equipment van roofs.

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FORS confirms new members for 2016 governance board

FORS now in its eighth year is pleased to welcome representatives from TNT, High Speed Two Limited and Highways England to its Governance and Standards Advisory Group (GSAG).

The group consists of industry representatives, local authorities and enforcement agencies and was established by FORS to ensure that it
s standards remain current and relevant to industry needs, and to protect the integrity and reputation of the scheme.

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John Lewis

Jerry Ward, Manager Legal Operations (Transport) for the John Lewis Partnership tells us how FORS has been instrumental in helping this leading edge retailer maintain and improve on its high standards. With key sites in and around London and a network of home delivery vehicles the John Lewis Partnership was invited to become one of … Read more