Your route to best practice
What is a FORS Champion?
FORS is built around continuous improvement, where members strive for even higher operational standards as they progress through the levels of the scheme. FORS accreditation goes beyond basic legal compliance, with our members able to tangibly evidence how they far exceed the legal basics by following our unique mix of driver and management training, robust auditing and statistic-based efficiencies, backed up by a range of online support tools and guidance from our national helpline.
FORS accredited operators comply with both CLOCS (Construction Logistics and Community Safety) and Transport for London’s WRRR requirements. FORS Silver accreditation can be used to demonstrate CLOCS compliance as the schemes are designed to align, to keep compliance simple.
FORS is about continuous progression, so our members can become safer, smarter and greener with a model to suit commercial vehicles of all types, from truck, van, coach, bus, taxi and powered two-wheeler operators.
See how FORS can benefit your organisational performance, efficiency, improve environment impact and how it compares to other schemes.
|Use of the FORS Supplier and Supporter logo|
|Company profile displayed on a dedicated Champion listing page.|
|Access to FORS eNews|
|Discounted adverts on the Supplier and Supporters website and eNews|
|Discounts on stands at FORS events|
|Discounts on ticket price and sponsorship of FORS workshops and events|
How does FORS help the environment?
How does FORS work for fleet operators?
How does FORS and CLOCS work together?
What is a FORS specifier?
How do I specify FORS?
To find out how to specify FORS within your supply chain, use the link to access our Specifiers Toolkit.
Support and promote the FORS Standard: Bronze, Silver and Gold accreditation
Which level will you specify?
FORS Bronze accreditation confirms that an operator employs good practices and complies with the requirements laid out by the FORS Standard. This includes demonstrating dedication to driver and vehicle safety, combined with improving operating practices through effective monitoring of fuel and tyre usage, vehicle maintenance and performance management.
Operators maintain their FORS Bronze accreditation and are committed to becoming safer and more efficient, while reducing their environmental impact. FORS Silver accredited operators will have developed driver licencing verification systems, that their vehicles over 3.5 tonnes are equipped with a left turn audible warning system and their vehicles are also fitted with blind spot minimisation devices.
FORS Gold accreditation is for exceptional operators who have met specific targets and have maintained their bronze and silver accreditations. The operators will actively promote the FORS Standard, producing a case study that documents their progression.
What is the audit process for operators?
The purpose of the Bronze audit is to make sure that the operators meet specific exacting standards. The audit process is about providing evidence of systems, procedures and documentation that demonstrate the operators can meet the required standard of entry into FORS Bronze accreditation. To ensure that operators are maintaining the FORS Standard, on-site re-approval audits are conducted annually for Bronze, and every two years for Silver and Gold. Those who are renewing their Gold and Silver accreditations will also have to provide evidence annually. For more information click here.
FORS Research White Papers
RiSC – Reducing Road Risk in Supply Chains
Around one third of all serious and fatal road collisions involve someone driving for work. And yet work-related road safety is not recognised in public sector contracts in the same way as workplace safety. RiSC – Reducing road risk in supply chains, aims to normalise the employment of safe fleet operations through the common application of contractual road risk requirements. Read the RiSC White Paper to find out more.
School Travel – How safe is your coach company?
Raising road safety standards for passenger transport is vital and road risk in school travel needs to be significantly reduced. All local authorities and schools have the buying power and the influence to help reduce road risk throughout passenger transport provision for schools. This can be achieved by ensuring passenger transport providers fulfil contractual road risk requirements. Read the School Travel White Paper to find out more.
Find out how FORS operators have benefited from the scheme and how they have implemented best practice in their organisations. FORS is always on the lookout for new case studies for Champions, helping raise the profile of the programme and the Champion being covered. To submit a case study for publication, call 08448 09 09 44 (8.30am-5pm) or click here to email us.