JCP International is a small business of 8 ready mix vehicles supplying concrete in and around London for the past ten years. We also introduced two Bulker to our Fleet in the last year. We are based in Essex and have been delivering concrete for a diverse range of clients. During our ten years, we have been operating out of a plant in Barking London. “John Prendergast is my name & I am the CEO and company transport manager. I came across FORS at a conference several years ago, and after speaking to various other transport companies, I realised the impo rtance of getting on board with FORS.
We started taking steps to achieve FORS accreditation. As I realised how high FORS set their standards we immediately raised our own bar, so we could meet the FORS standards. Which was only for the good of our company. I was so proud when we achieved our Bronze accreditation the first time around, it was a daunting experience when I realised the amount of work involved to get my company to this stage” This has given me greater confidence that JCP International Ltd fleet is worthy of their achievements. We achieved Bronze in September 2013 and we initiated transport related tool box talks and it also Inspired us to go forward for Silver which we achieved in July 2014. We had our Bronze Re-Audit in September 2015 and we achieved our FORS accreditation once again, which Promote a positive outlook once again for Gold, and we achieve this in March 2016
Since we join the FORS scheme our company has gained specific benefits with the standard continuing to grow The toolbox talk along with the e-learning for our drivers are all valuable tools within FORS website. JCP International Ltd have also been using since we achieving Bronze the FORS Performance Management, and PCN Tracker
FORS accreditation has added significant value to JCP International, such as fuel efficiency, economical operations & needless to say safety FORS introduced us to Practitioner workshops & new training providers offering very reasonably priced courses of the Safe Urban Driving module. We also use the online services of a driver licence checking company. FORS has been great raising the awareness of safety issues by vehicle operators, and we welcome these improvements.
All our vehicles are fitted with a side sensor & turn left alert sensor, blind-spot minimisation camera, which includes left hand turn alerts and sensors. We also have telematics which allows us to easily analyse driver and vehicle performance. We use Fuel Use Tracker for tracking our fuel.Due to the nature of the business we are in, there will always be a degree of anti-idling running which is unavoidable but this is kept to a minimum by constantly monitoring the fleet’s, and we can change planned works for the fleet for the day.
We will continue to stay updated with new technology for our vehicle for safety of the public as well as our drivers on the roads. FORS has transformed our approach to our business and I believe will only promote a positive outlook for our company & for the health & safety of all road user today.
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