Press Release: FORS at Heathrow Airport ‘Time For Safety Roadshow’

Press Release: FORS at Heathrow Airport ‘Time For Safety Roadshow’

FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, will be talking contractor safety to suppliers working at Heathrow Airport, as part of a safety roadshow.

A team from FORS will be on site at the airport’s Time for Safety Roadshow on Thursday, 14h September, designed exclusively for the logistics and construction contractors working at the airport, to learn more about safety in the workplace and on its network of roadways.

The event is organised by Wilson James Ltd, a FORS Champion and logistics contractor at Heathrow, with further support from major Heathrow partners Morgan Sindall, Mace, Ferrovial and Balfour Beatty.

John Raper, HLI Integration Manager at Wilson James, said, “The event is part of our work towards Heathrow’s Health and Safety programme to improve road safety awareness, for all its logistics and construction partners with a specific focus on the people, plant and machine interface.  This year’s event features road safety-themed interactive demonstrations and practical training, and we are thrilled FORS are able to once again support.”

The FORS stand is due to be placed close to an Exchanging Places HGV run by FORS Gold member Powerday, giving attendees the chance to experience how other road users are seen from the cab of a truck, with information about how both FORS and CLOCS work with contractors to support safety for drivers and other road users.

FORS, who first attended the event in 2015, joins a host of leading supplier and contractors and safety organisations, at this year’s event, including CLOCS, IAM Roadsmart, the Green Commute Initiative, Sustans, TomTom, Resonate-mp4, and AA DriveTech.

There will also be a focus on cycling at the airport, with Dr Bike from Heathrow, ahead of the launch of the airport’s new cycle lane for workers, with cycle lessons, safe cycling skills, and information about the cycle to work scheme on offer.

Paul Wilkes,  Business Services Manager, FORS, said, “FORS is thrilled to be taking part in the Time For Safety Roadshow again, to continue to raise awareness of accreditation to Heathrow contractors and suppliers, and offer advice on road safety and road awareness for fleet operators and their drivers who work on a variety of construction projects at Heathrow Airport.