Don’t forget the training transitional provisions end December 2019

Don’t forget the training transitional provisions end December 2019

The transitional provisions introduced to assist managers and drivers with implementation of the new training requirements of the FORS Standard version 5 come to an end on 31 December 2019.

This means that at audits taking place from 1 January 2020, members will need to be able to evidence that all mandatory training has been undertaken, including training for where there is currently a transitional provision in place.

Anyone with a Gold audit on 1 January and onwards must be able to evidence that their drivers have undertaken FORS Professional LoCITY Driving and/or a FORS approved environmental awareness training course.

Additionally, Silver operators must be able to evidence that the responsible person has undertaken the appropriate training on maintaining continuous and effective management of fleet activities, and that at a Gold re-approval audit they must have a qualified FORS Practitioner.

Driver training  

Gold G5

LoCITY Driving classroom training or FORS approved environmental awareness training course

Audit date 14/01/19 – 31/12/19 01/01/20 onwards
Requirement New training to be planned and evidenced New training to be completed and evidenced

 

Manager training Bronze M3
Training on maintaining continuous and effective management of fleet activitiesSilver S5Fuel and Emissions Champion and Road Risk Champion

Gold G5
FORS Practitioner qualification (Gold re-approval audit)

Audit date 14/01/19 – 31/12/19 01/01/20 onwards
Requirement New training to be planned and evidenced New training to be completed and evidenced

Mandatory driver training is listed by vehicle type at Annex 1 of the FORS Standard and mandatory manager training is listed at Annex 2.

FORS offers driver and manager training to meet these requirements, much of which is available FREE or at discounted rates to members – click here for information and to book a place. There are also courses that are FORS Approved that meet the requirements of the FORS Standard – click here to book a place.

To prepare for your audit, use the FORS Bronze Audit Toolkit, the Going for Silver and Going for Gold web pages and the version 5 special FAQs. In addition, there are FREE Going for Bronze, and Going for Silver and Gold workshops available to book.

To view the FORS Standard version 5, click here.