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:
|NEW MANDATORY TRAINING REQUIREMENTS|
To assist FORS members meet the new training requirements at their Bronze re-approval audit, the following transitional provisions are in place:
|New training||Audit taking place||Evidence required at audit|
Security and Counter Terrorism eLearning
|14/01/19 – 31/03/19||New training to be planned and evidenced|
|01/04/19 onwards||New training to be completed and evidenced|
LoCITY Driving classroom training course or FORS Approved environmental awareness training course; and
FORS Practitioner qualification
|14/01/19 – 31/12/19||New training to be planned and evidenced|
|01/01/20 onwards||New training to be completed and evidenced|
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.
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.