Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is reminding its members to renew their FORS
Practitioner qualification, with a new, free, one-day recertification workshop.
FORS Practitioner status is granted to those who complete
all nine workshops in the FORS Practitioner series.
The workshops are designed to encourage operators to
become safer, greener and more efficient. Available to any FORS accredited
operator, the workshops cover all aspects of fleet management, ensuring
companies are equipped and able to implement the latest industry best practice.
The qualification is valid for five years, with the first
certificates awarded in 2012. FORS has now launched a new FORS Practitioner
Recertification workshop aimed at those wishing to renew their certification
before it expires this year without retaking all nine workshops. As with all
FORS Practitioner training, the workshops are provided free of charge to
current FORS accredited operators as part of their membership.
The first workshops take place on Thursday, 8 June and
Thursday, 14 September in London and will provide delegates with the chance to
get an in-depth view into changes to the FORS Standard and to refresh essential
skills required to achieve best practice. It is only available to those who
have already completed the FORS Practitioner series, and whose certification is
Anne Johnson, FORS operations director, said: “We are
delighted to introduce the FORS Practitioner Recertification workshop for those
Practitioners whose certification is about to expire. With more than 600 people
now having completed the entire series of workshops, we wished to provide a
simple way for them to refresh their knowledge, acknowledging the efforts they
have already taken to raise standards in their companies.”
Providing specific guidance on the evidence needed to
achieve FORS Silver and Gold accreditation, the workshop is also essential for
those companies wishing to achieve or retain Gold accreditation, which requires
at least one manager to have achieved FORS Practitioner status or completed a
CPC refresher course.
Workshops are provided by FORS Professional, which offers
a suite of funded training and free guidance materials to FORS members as part
of their membership. Supplying toolkits, Toolbox Talks, training opportunities,
eLearning and more, training are also all a crucial part of FORS accreditation,
recognising the benefits that training at all levels can have on operations.
For more information, or to register for a FORS Practitioner
Recertification workshop, email [email protected]