The updated manual seeks to help organisations apply to FORS to become a certification body for the scheme.
Organisations must apply and adhere to the processes and requirements set out in the updated manual which should be read in conjunction with the FORS Standard.
A summary of the changes to the auditor specification are set out in the table below:
|Superseded WFA Auditor Specification||
Approved IAFA Auditor Specification
|Hold a Transport Manager Qualification||Hold an industry recognised Transport Manager Certificate of Professional Competence qualification for a minimum period of two years|
|Complete an industry recognised Transport Manager Certificate of Professional Competence qualification refresher training at least every five years|
|Practical experience of working in a transport environment||Have a practical experience of working in a transport environment for a minimum period of two years|
|Undertake auditor training||Have two years’ experience in the transport industry prior to auditing|
|Complete recognised FORS auditor training|
|Undertake basic FORS refresher training if no audit has been completed within the previous six-month period|
|Complete recognised FORS Auditor refresher training every two years (in line with the FORS Standard revision)|
|Attend FORS awareness and basic refresher training as directed|
|FORS Practitioner||Work towards being a FORS Practitioner (qualification to be achieved within two years of commencing FORS auditing)|
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If you are interested in becoming a FORS certification body and believe that your organisation can meet the requirements, email firstname.lastname@example.org.