Active Plant Hire is based on the London Essex border in Upminster and caters for every aspect of Excavator, Heavy Machinery, Plant and Equipment hire services for domestic, commercial and trade customers across London and the surrounding counties. We are operated plant specialists and can also offer ground works using our own specialised personnel. Our professional and unique partnership approach to all customers enables us to provide the very best service giving all customers complete satisfaction and peace of mind. With same day delivery, we are proud to offer the complete plant hire service for customers throughout London and the surrounding counties. From one off private hire to on-going trade contracts, we provide top quality machinery and plant, explains Jerry O’Donovan our Transport Manager and Director.
We decided to go for FORS as best practice. When we looked at the requirements and benefits of joining the scheme we saw that they fitted in perfectly with our ethos of improving safety whilst complementing our drive to improve fuel efficiency and reduce our environmental impact. We passed our initial bronze assessment first time round, we were also given a few little pointers in best practice going forward.
Once we were bronze accredited we really made the most of the benefits on offer, such as the discounts available to us and the performance management tool. We decided to to proceed to silver as we already had everything in place that was needed.
‘FORS has helped us achieve compliance and safety’
The benefit of being FORS accredited, is so we can show our clients how much we value their safety and that we will do as much as possible to protect them and our environment. Also in the Past 12 months we have noticed a vast improvement in fuel and tyre wear since we have had our FORS accreditation.
‘We have increased our MPG by 3.7% in the last 12 months’
We have saved 3.7% on our total Fuel Spend and reduced our Carbon Footprint by 3.7% by making sure our drivers select the best possible route and reduced our Idling across the Fleet.
|MPG||Litres of Fuel||Miles Driven|
|Oct 2014-Sept 2015||13.5 MPG||86,627||234,000|
|Oct 2015-Sept 2016||14.0 MPG||92,787||260,000|
|Percentage improvement||3.7%||7% Increased||11% increased|
Annual improvement in Fuel by increasing our MPG across the whole fleet by 3.7%. We also added an additional vehicle to the fleet in the past 12 months,
Gaining FORS Gold Accreditation shows how dedicated we are as a company to improving road safety and the safety of all vulnerable road users in London as well as nationally. We will continuously use what FORS has taught us to help reduce our carbon footprint and make the roads so safer for everyone that uses them. We have also managed to make a significant saving by reducing our fuel usage and improving our MPG. We have also reduced the amount of Co2 we emit as a company because of all the policies and procedures FORS has helped us implement.
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