FORS brings ‘Professional’ training to the CV Show
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
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
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
(CLOCS) and Transport for London’s work-related road risk requirements,
the suite of training also includes Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic
(JAUPT)-approved driver courses delivered by
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.”