Your route to best practice
How does it work?
Your FORS journey to accreditation will transform your business into an industry pace setter and a leader in fleet transport best practice.
You will instil a mindset of continual improvement, joining an elite group of operators that boast exemplary levels of safety, efficiency and environmental awareness.
The accreditation process is clear and straightforward, with lots of support available from the FORS team to guide you along the way.
What is the audit process?
The purpose of the Bronze audit is to make sure that the operators we accredit meet specific exacting standards. The audit process is about providing evidence of systems, procedures and documentation that demonstrate your company can meet the required standard of entry into FORS Bronze accreditation. To ensure that you are maintaining the FORS standard, on-site re-approval audits are conducted annually for Bronze, every two years for Silver and every three years for Gold. Those who are renewing their Gold and Silver accreditations will also have to provide evidence annually. For more information, click here.
The Single Standard
FORS is aligned to a number of other schemes. At Bronze level operators will be ready to meet the requirements of the Safer Lorry Scheme. This mandates basic safety equipment (side under-run protection and safety mirrors) on all commercial vehicles over 3.5t. At Silver level operators will also meet the requirements of the Standard for Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) and TfL’s own Work Related Road Risk requirements (WRRR). For more information, click here.
Who’s on board?
Find out how FORS have benefited many organisations and how they have implemented best practice from the scheme. FORS is always on the lookout for new case studies, helping raise the profile of the programme and the operator being covered. To submit a case study for publication, call 08448 09 09 44 (8.30am-5pm) or click here to email us.
How much does it cost?
Your FORS fee is made up of the annual subscription fee (based on your fleet size) and an audit fee (based on the number of operating centres accredited – click here). Use the Fees link to access more details.
Make sure you and your team meet the required FORS accreditation criteria and drive best practice across your organisation through the FORS comprehensive range of classroom and e-learning courses, many of which are free of charge. This extensive training programme was devised specifically for FORS to improve skill levels and performance across your organisation. Delivered by industry experts it provides the guidance you need to achieve FORS Bronze, Silver and Gold. Delegates from FORS accredited companies continue to have the opportunity to become a FORS Practitioner by completing each of the 9 offered workshops to receive your FORS Practitioner certificate.
Recent research found that more than 90% of FORS members were happy with help and support they receive.