The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS is going national.
FORS aims to improve road safety as well as reduce the environmental and traffic impacts of fleet operation.
FORS accreditation is underpinned by a fleet quality standard. Accredited operators must demonstrate a commitment to managing road risk, reducing environmental impact and improving operational efficiency.
Leon Daniels, Managing Director of Surface Transport at TfL, said: “This concession is good news for the future of road safety and the wider impacts of freight and fleet operations not just in London, but across the country. FORS’ success will be enhanced and AECOM will help this award-winning scheme expand nationwide to the benefit of all operators and road users.”
AECOM has been selected to take over the operation, and will be responsible for extending the scheme across the UK.
From February 17 all new companies joining FORS will pay an annual subscription fee based on fleet size and an audit fee based on the number of operating centres they wish to have accredited. For companies already FORS accredited there will be a charge for the annual renewal, although this charge will be waived or reduced in the first year, depending on the company’s renewal date.
All FORS operators will have access to advice, guidance and campaign toolkits, performance management tool, e-learning modules, regular news and bulletins, and offers and discounts from FORS Associate suppliers. FORS operators working in London will have access to funded CPC training for HGV driver, safety training for van drivers, and best practice workshops for managers.