New training requirements under FORS Standard version 5

New training requirements under FORS Standard version 5

The new FORS Standard version 5, which is available to download now, includes new mandatory training requirements for both drivers and managers. Organisations with audit dates on and after 14 January 2019 will be audited against version 5 and must therefore prepare their Bronze, Silver or Gold audit(s) against the revised requirements.

To reflect the progressive nature of the scheme, the new mandatory training requirements span across all three levels of accreditation, as follows:

Bronze D4
  • Mandatory FORS Professional Security and Counter Terrorism eLearning module completed within the past 24 months. This module is no longer part of the suite of safety eLearning modules
Silver S5
  • Mandatory FORS Professional LoCITY Time to clean up eLearning module completed within the past 24 months
Gold G5
  • Mandatory FORS Professional LoCITY Driving classroom training course or FORS Approved environmental awareness training course completed within the past five years
  • Gold initial audit: working towards FORS Practitioner qualification for the responsible person
  • Gold re-approval audit: qualification as FORS Practitioner for the responsible person

There are also additional training requirements for managers at M3 and S5 – please check the FORS Standard for details. All mandatory training can be found in Annexes 1 and 2 of the FORS Standard version 5. For ease of reference, the training is identified by vehicle type and by level of accreditation. FORS Approved training may be used as an alternative to FORS Professional training where indicated.

A number of transitional provisions are in place to assist members with meeting certain training requirements – please check Annex 6 for details.

FORS Standard version 5 is available to download here.

For detailed information about version 5 updates, take advantage of the free FORS Members’ Regional Briefings, located at venues throughout the UK. Book your place here.