Coronavirus – important update regarding FORS auditing and training

Coronavirus – important update regarding FORS auditing and training

Due to the changing Coronavirus situation this may no longer be the latest information. For the latest information regarding FORS auditing and training, click here.

 

Suspension of FORS audits from Monday 23 March

Members are advised that with effect from Monday 23 March 2020 all FORS Bronze site audit activity will be suspended until further notice.

Organisations with audits booked to take place up to and including Monday 23 March 2020 can cancel them if they wish and receive a full audit refund. Cancellation charges will not apply.

ALL audits booked to take place after Monday 23 March 2020 will be automatically cancelled – there is no need to email FORS to request a cancellation. A full refund will be issued and cancellation charges will not apply.

The Silver and Gold evidencing system will remain open for organisations that wish to submit an application for auditing but this is optional.

From 23 March until further notice your FORS accreditation status will be maintained at its current level and there will be no Bronze, Silver or Gold downgrades where accreditation dates are exceeded.

Registered companies seeking to achieve Bronze status should contact the FORS Helpline by email  for further advice: enquiries@fors-online.org.uk.

Training 

With the increase in cases of Covid-19 throughout the UK and the health and safety of our FORS members and training staff being our utmost priority, the following applies:

Training up to and including 31 March 2020 – All FORS Professional manager courses are cancelled:

  • All FORS Practitioner workshops (1-10)
  • Going for Bronze
  • Going for Silver/Gold
  • Car and Van Fleet Management Essentials
  • HGV and PCV Fleet Management Essentials
  • Collision Management

Full refunds will be issued over the coming days for discounted training.

Training between 1 April 2020 and 30 April 2020
FORS Professional manager courses will not be delivered as face-to-face training during April, therefore please cancel any travel arrangements you may have made to attend these courses. We are working on the development of alternative remote delivery methods where possible and will advise members soon with more information. Arrangements for the delivery of training from May 2020 onwards will be reviewed according to ongoing developments.

FORS Approved and FORS Professional driver training delivered by a range of training providers
We advise that you check with your training provider whether or not the training is going ahead.

FORS Frequently Asked Questions
We will continue to monitor the situation closely and issue further updates as required.
Please refer to the FORS Frequently Asked Questions for further information about Covid-19 and FORS auditing and FORS training.