Bevins Haulage is a specialist Hiab lifting business based in Egham, Surrey.
Mark Bevin, Company Owner explains how FORS has spearheaded the introduction of initiatives that have assisted in the improvement of operational efficiency. The introduction of enhanced environmental mechanisms on the fleet has been welcomed and meets the strict ethos practiced at the business. We want to demonstrate that FORS Gold is achievable, acting as the benchmark for all in the Lifting Sector.
Introduction to FORS was through one of our valued clients, we operate in the strictly regulated lifting sector and FORS proved a natural progression for us ensuring that our safety first, environmentally friendly ethos continued to other parts of our business.
We planned from the start to become the benchmark for operators in our area and the specialised lifting sector at large. Our ethos is one of safety and efficiency so it was natural that this same ethos flowed to our logistics operation. We achieved FORS Bronze in 2013 and with the assistance of Fleet Development Ltd we achieved FORS Silver accreditation in 2014
Our experience with the initial FORS Bronze assessment was positive, however we did not really know what to expect during the FORS assessment. We are pleased to say the guidance and support from the audit team was professional.
As an accredited FORS company our next step was to monitor and improve. We monitored our fuel usage, vehicle and driver performance and Sharon Collett, Operations Manager took the role of Fuel Champion.
Our efficiency monitoring has allowed us to develop our business in a cost effective manner. Part of our strategy is to procure the most efficient vehicles for the task with the best safety equipment fitted as standard. We have recently procured an additional vehicle, this is a euro VI vehicle fitted with a high capacity lifting crane. Our vehicles have the latest safety equipment fitted as standard.
“ We’re a specialist lifting company, our clients trust us to get it right”
As part of our continued development we have recently introduced an instant Proof of Delivery system, this is new technology for the specialised lifting industry.
We deliver a high profile highly visible product making it essential our clients have confidence in our ability to deliver to the required standard, as such we have also introduced a system to provide photographic delivery evidence that can be emailed to the client prior to the driver leaving site.
FORS Gold adds to the professionalism that our company strives to achieve in everything we do. The FORS online information has allowed us to gain the knowledge required to minimise the risk of receiving PCN’s and other driving infractions.
“Our experience of FORS is positive”