Managing Abnormal Indivisible Loads toolkit for operators

Managing Abnormal Indivisible Loads toolkit for operators

The FORS Professional Managing Abnormal Indivisible Loads (AIL) toolkit provides guidance on the rules and regulations governing abnormal loads, along with the help to understand the full process that operators go through to move an abnormal load. It includes full details of  the notification periods required for each vehicle and load type, vehicle dimension classifications, and best practice tips on how to successfully plan AIL movement.

Who is this toolkit for?

This toolkit is intended primarily for operators, the Police and any agencies involved in the movement of abnormal loads. The information will assist FORS members manage their operations – at Bronze, FORS requirement ‘O7 Specialist operations’ requires operators to conduct specialist operations safely and in accordance with the law to ensure that associated risks are managed to make sure drivers, passengers, and other road users are not endangered.

Operators planning a route in London with an abnormal vehicle load may need to notify the Metropolitan Police and perhaps arrange a police escort. To find out more and the best way to do it, click here.

What training accompanies this toolkit?

The toolkit includes a new training course to equip FORS operators with the knowledge needed to ensure the safe transport of abnormal indivisible loads (AILs). The six-hour FORS Professional Managing Abnormal Indivisible Loads course, which is delivered remotely via the FORS Professional Classroom, is offered free of charge to FORS members. To book a place on the free course, click here.

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