FORS Standard version 5 new mandatory training requirements

FORS Standard version 5 new mandatory training requirements

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:

NEW MANDATORY TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
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 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 transitional periods for some of the new training requirements. These are as follows:

New training Audit taking place Evidence required at audit
Bronze D4
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
Gold G5
LoCITY Driving classroom training 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 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.