FORS STANDARD (version 4.1)

For version 4.1 of the Standard (released on 1 March 2017), please click below.  There are a number of associated documents to read in conjunction with the Standard:

  • The Guidance document explains how you can demonstrate that your company or organisation meets the requirements of the FORS Standard at Bronze, Silver or Gold level.
  • The Rules and Procedures details the rules around accreditation, routes to accreditation and steps to FORS progression
  • The Terms and Conditions


Updates to the FORS Guidance and Rules and Procedures documents – being implemented on 17 July 2017

Updates have been made to the FORS Guidance on demonstrating the requirements of the FORS Standard (Guidance) and to the FORS Rules and Procedures documents. These updates (version 4.1.i) include guidance on how to meet the FORS training requirements and to the rules relating to Whole Fleet Accreditation.


The updated documents above, published on 18 April 2017 will be implemented on 17 July 2017. Operators can elect to use and be audited against the updated Guidance document from 18 April 2017.

Summary of changes

  • Between version 4.0 and version 4.1 of the FORS Standard (released on 1 March 2017) – click here
  • Between version 4.1 and 4.1.i of the FORS Guidance and the FORS Rules and Procedures (released on 18 April 2017) – click here

Need some help?

Further help and information is available by calling the FORS helpline on 08448 09 09 44 (8.30am-5pm) or if you have a specific question, click here to email us.