Why FORS accreditation?
If you own a fleet of vehicles or are involved in logistics, then you know how important it is to comply with industry standards and regulations. Compliance not only ensures that your operations are safe, efficient and reliable, but it also protects you from legal liabilities and reputational damage.
The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS), one the most widely recognised standards in the industry, was established to improve road safety and reduce the environmental impact of freight deliveries in the UK.
The scheme provides a comprehensive framework for fleet operators to measure and improve their performance in various areas, including management, operations, vehicles, drivers, and emissions.
The FORS accreditation scheme consists of four levels: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and the recently introduced, Progressive. The levels are designed to be progressive, with each level building on the previous one, and reflecting a higher degree of achievement and commitment to best practice.
To achieve FORS Silver accreditation, operators must demonstrate that they have met the requirements of the Bronze level, and have implemented additional measures to improve road safety and protect vulnerable road users.
The benefits of FORS Silver accreditation are numerous. For one, it demonstrates your commitment to applying good practice and protecting vulnerable road users.
It also ensures that your fleet is compliant with the CLOCS Standard for Construction Logistics and with TfL’s WRRR (Work Related Road Risk), which are important requirements for companies involved in construction and deliveries in London and other major cities.
To achieve FORS Silver accreditation, your fleet needs to be equipped with certain essential protective equipment, including near-side and rear cameras, close proximity side sensors, audible driver warnings, and in-cab display screens.
These technologies help to increase visibility of blind spots and alert drivers to the presence of other road users, reducing the risk of collisions and injuries.
EchoMaster, specialise in providing the necessary equipment and solutions to help fleet operators achieve FORS Silver compliance. Our solutions are designed to be scalable, customisable, and affordable.
We offer a range of products and services, including camera systems, video telematics, and driver behaviour monitoring, all aimed at improving the safety, efficiency, and profitability of your operations.
In conclusion, achieving FORS Silver accreditation is a worthwhile investment for any fleet operator who wants to improve their road safety, compliance, and reputation.
With EchoMaster’s solutions and expertise, you can achieve this goal quickly, easily, and cost-effectively, while also enjoying the numerous benefits that come with being a FORS-accredited operator.
So why wait?
Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve FORS Silver compliance and take your fleet to the next level.