Getting ready for your Bronze, Silver and/or Gold audits against version 5? Submission templates available

Getting ready for your Bronze, Silver and/or Gold audits against version 5? Submission templates available

The mandatory template required to evidence Silver requirement ‘S6 Vehicle safety equipment’ of the FORS Standard version 5 is now available to download. A number of other resources are also available to help you prepare for your upcoming audit against the FORS Standard version 5.

SILVER/GOLD AUDITS

‘S6 Vehicle safety equipment’

The S6 template offers an easy way of inputting up to 1,000 vehicles into a format that can be transferred directly to your version 5 Silver submission for requirement ‘S6 Vehicle safety equipment’.  The template asks for:

  • The vehicle registration mark
  • Its type
  • If it was registered before January 2015
  • If there are contractual requirements for fitting side cameras
  • The safety equipment fitted

If your registration and vehicle types are in a different format, we have provided a converter which may help in some circumstances.

As an added bonus, the template will warn you if you miss a data input and will indicate where a likely non-compliance may occur.  Once data warnings are dealt with, you can export the data ready for importing into the FORS Silver application form in the FORS evidencing system. You can still export, import and submit non-compliant equipment application but this means you will not meet the requirement and your application will not be approved.

Once imported into the application form you will see a read-only display of the data ready for submission.  You can then append more vehicles or replace the data with a different upload.

The template is available within the FORS evidencing system or can be found under the ‘Getting ready – FORS Standard version 5’ section of the ‘Go for Silver’ page.

 

‘S7 Noise pollution’

‘S7 Noise pollution’ is a Silver requirement under version 5 of the FORS Standard and FORS has updated the current noise pollution template to assist you with meeting this requirement.

The template offers tips and advice and will help you to provide the evidence you need to meet this requirement. Whilst this template is not mandatory to use, you are encouraged to use it to ensure that you cover all aspects of the requirement. However if you have your own template which contains the same information, this will be accepted as evidence and should be uploaded in the usual way.

The template is available within the FORS evidencing system or can be found under the ‘Getting ready – FORS Standard version 5’ section of the ‘Go for Silver’ page.


‘G3 Gold case study’ and ‘G6 Sustainable operations’ 

FORS has updated both the ‘G3 Gold case study’ and ‘G6 Sustainable operations’ templates to assist you with meeting these requirements. The revised Gold case study template must be used for submissions from 14 January 2019. Applications submitted using a previous case study template will be rejected so ensure you download and fill in the latest version. The template outlines what you need to include in order to meet this requirement, along with helpful examples and guidance.

The ‘G6 Sustainable operations’ template provides guidance on how to meet this requirement. Whilst not mandatory to use, you are encouraged to use the template to ensure that you cover all aspects of the requirement. However if you have your own template which contains the same information, this will be accepted as evidence and should be uploaded in the usual way.

Both templates are available within the FORS evidencing system or can be found under the ‘Getting ready – FORS Standard version 5’ of the ‘Going for Gold‘ page.


BRONZE AUDITS – FORS Audit Toolkit

Designed to help you prepare for your Bronze audit, the FORS Audit Toolkit has been updated against version 5 of the FORS Standard.

It includes a number of helpful tips under the ‘Prepare‘ section for each key area of the FORS Standard. Click on the Management, Vehicles, Drivers and Operations sub-sections for information specific to each area. You will be able to print off a handy checklist of the FORS policies required under Bronze requirement ‘M1 FORS Documentation’, as well as a checklist of the risk assessments required under Bronze requirement ‘M8 Health and Safety’.

The toolkit also provides information on how to request your audit, as well as what to expect on the day of your audit and information about audit results.

To access the FORS Audit Toolkit, click here.