FORS and Construction Logistics and Community Safety Scheme (CLOCS)

  • CLOCS is a national Standard that requires all stakeholders in construction to take responsibility for health & safety
  • The CLOCS Standard requires action from clients, principal contractors and vehicle operators.
  • As standards continue to rise across the construction industry, more and more operators are asking suppliers to be CLOCS compliant as a benchmark for safety.
  • FORS and CLOCS work together, to keep compliance simple
  • If you work in the construction industry and operate vehicles, FORS Silver accreditation will ensure you meet the CLOCS contractual requirements
  • FORS can be used to demonstrate CLOCS compliance.

For more detailed information on how FORS and CLOCS align, join our ‘Demystifying FORS and CLOCS’ webinar here: 

See how FORS and CLOCS work together to keep compliance simple.

FORS and Work Related Road Risk (WRRR)

Managing work related road risk in your supply chain:

  • Work Related Road Risk (WRRR) is a TfL freight safety initiative aligned with the Mayor’s Vision Zero approach to road danger reduction
  • Growth in infrastructure generates increasing volumes of freight traffic and a subsequent escalation in road risk
  • Any collisions involving your suppliers can affect your business and your reputation
  • Being FORS accredited shows you are WRRR compliant (For contracts advertised after 1 November 2018, the minimum requirement is FORS Silver For contracts advertised prior to 1 November 2018, the minimum requirement is FORS Bronze)
  • FORS offers peace of mind that your company is managing its work related road risk.

FORS and Safer Lorry Scheme (SLS)

The Safer Lorry Scheme (SLS) is a goods vehicle safety scheme operating in London. It specifies that vehicles of more than 3.5 tonnes entering London must be fitted with Class V and Class VI mirrors as well as sideguards to prevent cyclists being dragged under the wheels in a collision. Requirement V6 of Version 5 of the FORS standard aligns with the SLS.

By Specifying FORS Bronze your supply chain is SLS compliant.

FORS and Direct Vision Standard (DVS)

The TfL Direct Vision Standard (DVS) for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) assesses and rates how much a driver can see directly from their HGV cab in relation to other road users. The DVS forms part of the Safety Permit for all HGVs over 12 tonnes entering London.

Specifying FORS Silver means that right-hand drive vehicles within your supply chain meet the safety requirements to obtain an HGV Safety Permit and do not need to fit additional equipment. However, all FORS accredited fleet operators operating vehicles over 12 tonnes must still apply for the Safety Permit in order to drive in London, regardless of their level of accreditation.

Please note that the tolerance in the fitment of cameras permitted in the FORS Standard for vehicles registered before 1 January 2015 does not apply for DVS.