Did you know that under the FORS Rules and Procedures you are required to declare to the FORS Helpline, immediately or in advance, any changes to your FORS details?
Examples of changes to your details include – but are not limited to – the following:
- Company name
- Scope or scale of operation
- Address change of any operating centre (OC) in scope of accreditation
- Company registration number
- Contact details
It is important that you inform the FORS helpline of any changes which may affect the validity of your FORS accreditation. However, changes such as a like-for-like replacement of vehicles do not require notification.
Failure to declare changes as listed below may put your accreditation at risk:
|Type of change||Time frame for notification||Consequence|
|Additional OC||Prior to acquisition of new OC||Audit of new location. The new audit must be undertaken within 30 calendar days of notification|
|Relocation of OC||Prior to relocation||Possible audit of new location. The new audit must be undertaken within 30 calendar days of relocation to new OC|
|Fundamental change to type of operation (including vehicle type)||Immediately||Possible new audit within 30 calendar days of notification|
|Changes of O Licence status||Immediately||Actions required in accordance with the FORS Compliance|
|Change in key personnel within the operation||Immediately||Actions required in accordance with the FORS Compliance and Enforcement Guidance|
|Change in status of the operation (for example from mergers)||Immediately||Possible new audit within 30 calendar days of notification, depending upon likely impact of increase as determined by the certification body|
|Permanent increase in vehicle fleet of 10 per cent or more||Immediately||Possible new audit within 30 calendar days of notification, depending upon likely impact of increase as determined by the certification body|
|Dissolution of certified company||Immediately||Certification withdrawn|
|Change of company name||Immediately||Re-issue of certification (with reference to former name if within that audit period)|
Click here to download the FORS Rules and Procedures.