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FORS brings ‘Professional’ training to the CV Show

FORS brings ‘Professional’ training to the CV Show

The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is taking its FORS Professional brand to this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show, to promote the range of training it offers and delivers to members.   

The Show is being held at the NEC, Birmingham, 25-27 April, and remains the road transport industry’s largest and most comprehensive exhibition, attracting more than 20,000 visitors a year from the UK and overseas.  

The FORS Professional training package supports the scheme’s three core principles of best practice - safety, efficiency and environmental protection - bringing together the full suite of FORS training materials and opportunities.   

FORS Professional training provides educational tools for operators, including specific training for drivers and transport managers - and for transport companies regardless of size and make-up. Fully funded for FORS members, FORS Professional offers training courses and eLearning as well as toolkits, guides and other materials to ensure fleets have the best possible access to education and best practice.   

Meeting FORS, Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) and Transport for London’s work-related road risk requirements, the suite of training also includes Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training (JAUPT)-approved driver courses delivered by qualified professionals. 

Specific FORS practitioner, manager, and driver training courses, including practical cycle safety courses, are available to meet the FORS Standard and drive-up best practice right across the supply chain.  

With FORS membership now approaching 4,500 companies, operators who have successfully undertaken FORS training continue to see tangible operational benefits including improved fuel consumption and a reduction in Penalty Charge Notices, according to the organisation.  

FORS director John Hix said: “FORS is the only best practice accreditation scheme which provides such a dedicated and comprehensive portfolio of classroom training and eLearning.  

“With such a comprehensive range of courses on offer we have all the bases covered for any operator, regardless of their size and fleet make-up. FORS Professional training is central to our quest in making best practice an everyday mind-set for all our members.”