Established in 1984 Camfaud Concrete Pumps Ltd is the largest independent concrete pumping company in the UK. The Company is based in Epping in Essex and has satellite depots around the country providing truly nationwide coverage
The operated hire fleet comprises small 16 metre to giant 63 metre boom pumps. In addition the company boasts an extensive range of non operated static pumps and concrete placing booms.
Richard Clark is the company’s Plant and Transport Manager and Fuel Champion and he explains how FORS has been both essential and hugely beneficial to the company. We first encountered FORS whilst tendering for contracts across London. When we looked at the requirements and benefits of membership we quickly realized that FORS was clearly aligned to our Company objectives of improving safety, fuel efficiency and reducing our environmental impact.
As a Company we always have compliance, safety and the environment high on our agenda and bronze accreditation and subsequent silver was awarded first time. FORS provided invaluable training, tools and constant advice to assist in improving our systems and policies.
Once bronze status was awarded, we immediately started to take advantage of the benefits provided by FORS.The performance management toolkit really assisted us when setting up our own bespoke in house systems for MPG, emissions and accident monitoring. The FORS practitioner workshops attended so far have been invaluable to me as a Transport Manager in acquiring skills and knowledge and the safe urban driving courses and e-learning modules have given our drivers a much clearer insight to the impact that we, as a Company can make in many areas.
FORS has helped to achieve compliance and safety
Our company continues to demonstrate its on-going commitment to maintaining its high standards in all possible areas. All of our vehicles are now fitted with TFL standard additional safety equipment including side proximity sensors and forward facing cameras amongst others. .A new anti-idle policy has been introduced and now forms part of our operator’s procedures manual to assist in reducing CO2 emissions and improving MPG. A new vulnerable road user’s policy is now also in place to increase driver awareness and improve best practise, this too forms part of our operator’s procedures manual. These new policies have both contributed to making measurable improvements in key areas as demonstrated below
MPG has improved by % over the past 12 months and accidents have reduced by %
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Annual improvement in MPG and Incidents per 100,000 Kms
Gaining FORS GOLD accreditation was a natural progression for Camfaud Concrete Pumps Ltd. This is the standard that we now aspire to and will be working to. We want to be at a consistently high level and as a Company being FORS gold accredited demonstrates commitment to FORS, our customer base and the general public alike.
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