F R Shadbolt and Sons Ltd Going for Gold

F R Shadbolt and Sons Ltd Going for Gold

After 60 successful years in North East London we are now well established in North East Essex and are continuing to go from strength to strength.
Not only have we invested extensively in new factory plant and state of the art machinery to complement the traditional skills of the Shadbolt craftsman, our ongoing R&D programme has resulted in a range of new products designed to broaden our appeal throughout all sectors of the interior construction market
Our purpose-made high performance doors and doorsets are ideal for commercial, residential, healthcare, education and hotel buildings. We’re proud to put our name to it. Melanie Ward, Transport Manager is our elected Fuel and Emissions Champion and he explains how important FORS is to our Company.

Shadbolt 2We came across FORS when tendering for work across London. 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 take compliance and safety very seriously so we achieved our Bronze and Silver Accreditation first time. FORS did help us by providing training and tools that improved the policies and procedures.

The performance management toolkit really helped us set our targets for reducing our carbon footprint and Penalty charge notices while improving our MPG. FORS has helped us improve our filing systems and procedures

‘FORS has helped us achieve compliance and safety’

All our drivers have completed their Safe Urban Driving course which was funded by the Transport for London. We have also invested heavily in vehicle safety systems such as 360 degree cameras, nearside proximity sensors and audible alarms for all our vehicles.

We have increased our MPG by 1.89 mile per gallon over the past 12 months by making sure our driver select the best possible route to our sites and reduced our Idling across the Fleet.

‘We have improved our MPG saving us money & Co2’

Litres of Fuel Used Mileage MPG
July 2013 – June 2014 4,972 25,390 15.95
July 2014 – June 2015 15,216 86,892 17.84
Percentage improvement 2%  6% 5%

Annual improvement in CO2 and Fuel!

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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.