It is well known that delivery noise is an unintended and often unavoidable consequence of doing business. There are options available to help reduce these disturbances and make your deliveries quieter at all times of day by choosing quieter equipment.
Operators may want to buy quieter equipment but don’t know where to start. To help with this Transport for London has produced a ‘Quiet Equipment Guide’ that outlines the available quiet equipment and technology with the aim of helping to minimise delivery related noise. The list has been developed through discussions with industry experts, manufacturers and the Retiming Deliveries Consortium.
The ‘Quiet Equipment Guide’ includes equipment which covers the entire supply chain operation, whether it’s on the vehicle, at the delivery point or for materials handling. Each item includes a brief product description, pricing and availability to help you decide before purchasing.
Look out for the ‘Quiet Equipment Guide’; it will be launched on FORS online very soon.
And remember, the FORS Standard now requires you at ‘G8 Noise assessment’ to understand how you can reduce noise pollution; this guide can help you to demonstrate that you meet that requirement.