JA Mackenzie Ltd – Lifting Standards

JA Mackenzie Ltd – Lifting Standards

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J A Mackenzie Ltd are a specialist lifting and haulage company based in the South of England. Jimmy Mackenzie, founder and Managing Director of the company gives an insight into how becoming FORS accredited has helped progress the business.

When we first applied for FORS accreditation, it was fairly new – not many people knew about it. However – two years one and it is becoming more and more of a must have in the industry.  This is great – because it is improving the standards of the industry in so many ways.

J A Mackenzie Limited passed their bronze audit with just a few amendments needed. “This was fine though.. “ says Jimmy, “because you can learn from the comments and observations made by the auditors.”

mackenzieObtaining the bronze accreditation made us more focussed and determined to move onto Silver, and then Gold, as soon as we were able.

As a company we now have a greater focus on compliance and training – the whole team has really embraced FORS and the benefits that working in this way provides.

‘…you can learn from the comments…. made by the auditors’

Being aware of monitoring fuel and tyre use is just one of the benefits that comes from being a FORS member……  there is a lot of money to be saved by paying attention to the details, and the knock on effect of positive impacts for the environment just makes it even more worthwhile.

‘As a company we now have a greater focus on compliance and training’

This year we have improved our fuel consumption yet again – this happens every year, and not only is that a saving for us as a company it means that the emissions are improving too – which is good for the environment.

  MPG average
May 2015 – Mar 2016 10.86
Apr 2016 – Mar 2017 11.30
Percentage improvement 0.44%

Annual improvement in MPG

Gold membership means that we are recognised as a professional and forward thinking company that cares about how we perform, and the impact that we have on the environment. This is great for us, but also great for our customers – who know that we are a safe and conscientious pair of hands.

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