Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS)
The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a national accreditation scheme which measures fleet performance and aims to drive up standards across areas such as; fuel efficiency, carbon emissions and road safety. FORS is entirely voluntary, and is open both to firms operating fleets of commercial vehicles and businesses awarding contracts to them. Its goal is to set best practice standards within the transport sector, and FORS-accredited firms are expected to deliver continual improvements in areas mentioned above.
WHAT ARE THE PRIMARY BENEFITS OF FORS FOR FLEETS?
FORS offers a range of advantages to fleets. In particular, it can help fleet operators deliver major improvements to their overall efficiency – and hence their bottom line – by reducing fuel consumption, improving road safety, boosting their productivity and enhancing standards across a wide variety of indicators. This can all add up to deliver significant reductions in costs for fleet operators, as well as ensuring better sustainability (both environmental and financial) for the long term. According to a University of Westminster study cited here, the combined reduction in carbon emissions in London from FORS silver-accredited firms amounted to around 18,500 tonnes per year.
HOW DO DRIVERS BENEFIT FROM FORS?
Drivers can embark on FORS-approved training courses to help them maintain and improve their driving standards, as well as enhancing road safety through courses such as Safe Urban Driving and expanding their overall knowledge base. This in turn should therefore help to boost their productivity and reduce the risk of incurring fines in the event of accidents and safety breaches, thereby providing fleet operators with serious benefits themselves.
For more information visit https://www.fors-online.org.uk/cms/training/