New FORS Practitioner workshop dates in Newcastle and Lincoln

New FORS Practitioner workshop dates in Newcastle and Lincoln

Fully funded FORS Practitioner workshops are now available to book in Newcastle and Lincoln. This is in addition to the workshop dates recently released for April, May and June in locations across the UK.

FORS Practitioner is a series of 10 workshops covering all aspects of fleet management. Completion of all 10 workshops means you will join an elite group of 1,300-plus transport professionals who have attained the highest levels of fleet management expertise.

Attendance at FORS Practitioner workshops can be used to evidence specific elements of the Silver and Gold professional development requirements of the FORS Standard version 5, as detailed below.

Silver ‘S5 Professional development’:

  • The Fuel and Emissions Champion must have undertaken training on fuel performance management and emissions monitoring within the past five years. Attending FORS Practitioner workshop 7 ‘Managing fuel and emissions’ will meet this requirement. Alternatively you can attend a FORS Approved training course on fuel and emissions
  • The Road Risk Champion must have undertaken training on road risk management and collision investigation within the past five years. Attending FORS Practitioner workshop 2 ‘Managing work related road risk’ and FORS Practitioner workshop 5 ‘Collision procedures and analysis’ will meet this requirement. Alternatively you can attend the discounted FORS Professional Road Risk Champion and Collision Investigator one-day course, or a FORS Approved training course on managing road risk and collision investigation

A transitional provision is in place to assist operators with meeting the new Silver training requirements for the Fuel and Emissions Champion and Road Risk Champion. This means that those with a Silver audit between now and 31/12/19 can plan and evidence the training for completion by their following Silver re-approval audit in 2020. Please see Annex 6 of the FORS Standard version 5 for details.

Gold ‘G5 Professional development’:

  • The responsible person, or other nominated manager involved in the fleet operation, must be working towards achieving FORS Practitioner qualification at initial audit, while FORS Practitioner status must be achieved at Gold re-approval audit.

A transitional provision is in place to assist operators with meeting the new FORS Practitioner qualification requirement. This means that those with a Gold re-approval audit between now and 31/12/19 can plan and evidence the training for completion by their following Gold re-approval audit in 2020. Please see Annex 6 of the FORS Standard version 5 for details.

The FORS Practitioner workshop topics are:

  • Workshop 1 – Developing fleet management policy
  • Workshop 2 – Managing work related road risk
  • Workshop 3 – Managing driver fitness and health
  • Workshop 4 – Managing driver training and development
  • Workshop 5 – Collision procedures and analysis
  • Workshop 6 – Safe and efficient fleet management
  • Workshop 7 – Reducing fuel use and minimising environmental impacts
  • Workshop 8 – Minimising transport fines and charges
  • Workshop 9 – Measuring and monitoring road fleet performance
  • Workshop 10 – Managing noise in logistics

Click here to access the list of FORS Practitioner workshop dates and locations from now to the end of June 2019. Please note that if you go to book a place and it shows ‘sold out’, there is a facility to add your name to a waiting list.

As an added benefit, members are able to claim 2.5 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) hours for every FORS Practitioner attended – so a total of 25 CPD hours for the whole FORS Practitioner series made up of 10 workshops.

We appreciate that plans do change, but as these workshops are very popular, please advise us as soon as possible if you need to cancel your place/s. Please refer to the FORS workshops cancellation policy for information prior to cancelling your place/s.

For any queries, email enquiries@fors-online.org.uk.