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National FORS Practitioner workshops

practitionerAfter reaching the significant milestone of achieving 300 FORS practitioners last week, we are pleased to announce the release of more practitioner workshops based outside of London.

In a bid to provide more local FORS services to operators based outside of the capital, the workshops will now be hosted in a variety of UK locations including Manchester, Northampton and Bristol to name a few.

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FORS Practitioner status awarded to 300 operators

300_practitionerFORS is pleased to announce its 300th practitioner. This significant milestone reveals the popularity of the FORS practitioner workshop programme and demonstrates the impressive level of commitment to professional standards by FORS accredited operators.

All operators accredited by FORS have the opportunity to become a FORS practitioner. In order to become a FORS practitioner operators must complete each of the nine FORS modules providing guidance on topics including: road transport policy; work related road safety; safe and monitoring road fleet performance.

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DVSA to move away from culture of enforcement

DVSA-car-03The DVSA has outlined a fundamental shift in its approach, which will see it move from a culture of enforcement towards a focus on compliance.

Speaking at the Microlise conference in Coventry last week, DVSA’s head of enforcement transformation Caroline Hicks conceeded that the agency’s current procedures, including around 10,000 roadside checks a month, were expensive for both hauliers and the DVSA, intrusive, and not an effective method of reaching the whole industry.

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