FORS and FORS members are committed to improving the safety of vulnerable road users. As part of the FORS Standard requirement V7 – ‘Vulnerable road user safety’ – operators are required to fit vehicles over 3.5 tonnes gross weight with prominent warning signage to the rear of the vehicle to visually warn other road users not to get too close.
We would like to remind members that FORS does not support signage that is considered instructional such as ‘Cyclists Stay Back’. FORS guidance states that all existing ‘Cyclists Stay Back’ signs should be replaced with FORS-approved signage, which has been designed in conjunction, and with the full support of, the cycling community. Instructional signage fitted to vehicles will result in a Minor Action Point at FORS audit.
Any FORS accredited company displaying signage that is considered offensive will receive a request from FORS for the signage to be removed or replaced.
As a benefit to FORS members, warning signage is available to order free of charge from FORS online. Alternatively, if you would like to print your own warning signage, your local printer should be able to use the artwork available on FORS online.
For full guidance on blind spot warning signage, or to place an order/download the artwork, please click here.