Update to FORS Tyre management guide

Update to FORS Tyre management guide

The FORS Tyre management guide for operators has been updated in line with the Government’s recent decision to ban tyres aged 10 years and older to improve road safety.

The new legislation which will come into effect in early 2021 means that tyres aged 10 years or older will be banned from being used on the front axle. The ban will apply to tyres fitted to the front axle of HGVs, buses and coaches and to the tyres on all axles of minibuses when fitted in single configuration.

The FORS Tyre management guide for operators is designed to provide managers of HGV, PCV, car and van fleets with guidance on all aspects of tyre management. It assists operators in meeting FORS Bronze requirement V7 ‘Tyre management’, offering advice on how to implement policies, as well as management systems and training, which will reduce tyre-related costs, reduce the impact on the environment while at the same time enhancing safety.

As well as tyre management, the guide includes the legal requirements for tyres and sets out the penalties for using unroadworthy tyres. It includes a range of practical advice to help FORS members build their tyre management policy and guidance on appointing a Tyre Champion.

Download your copy of the FORS Tyre management guide for operators here.