FORS experiences strong growth across the UK

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The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) has released its Annual Report for 2015.

The document reports on the first year of the scheme under the management of the FORS Community Partnership and details the activities, development and growth of the scheme.

FORS experienced strong growth across the UK in 2015, with a 32% increase in accredited operators.

Highlights detailed in the report include:

  • Development of a Governance and Standards Advisory Group (GSAG) to advise on the development of the FORS Standard;
  • Establishment of a fully trained audit team which grew from 23 to 50 individuals by the end of 2015;
  • Programme of 44 UK-wide FORS Practitioner workshops launched;
  • A 315% growth in Gold accredited operators;
  • More than 207,000 vehicles operated by FORS accredited organisations;
  • Over 33,000 warning signage stickers issued;
  • 102 FORS Practitioner workshops delivered;
  • 136 new FORS Practitioner qualifications awarded;
  • 1,493 Managers and supervisors trained; and
  • 20,000 eLearning modules completed.

John Hix, Director of the FORS Community Partnership, said: “The FORS Community Partnership recognises that we are privileged to have been selected to drive the development and growth of FORS.

“Our vision is to enable all fleet operators to attain and maintain the best possible level of productivity and efficiency with the least impact on society and the environment and to facilitate continuous improvements in operating standards.

“The depth of support for FORS across the UK has been overwhelming and I would like to thank the entire community of FORS operators, suppliers and supporters for their ongoing support.”

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To view the full report, visit: https://www.fors-online.org.uk/cms/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/FORS_Annual_Report_2015.pdf