FORS Standard version 5, which will be available to download from the FORS website next Tuesday, 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.
In order to assist FORS members at re-approval audit with the transition between the current version and version 5, there are transitional arrangements for the introduction of some of the new training requirements, as detailed below.
To reflect the progressive nature of the scheme, the new mandatory training requirements span across all three levels of accreditation, as follows:
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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 will be published and available to download from the FORS website on 16 October 2018, with hard copies available for delegates at the FORS Members’ Conference.
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.