So you’re looking to climb the FORS ladder? You’re not alone, and here at Cycle Alert we can provide you with the means in which to soar!
S1 Maintain FORS bronze – fleet operators shall maintain their FORS bronze certification. For more information on bronze certification, please see the FORS guide here.
S2 Driver licensing – ensure that a verification system is in place to provide confidence that all drivers hold a valid licence for the category of vehicle they are tasked to drive
S3 Vehicle warning equipment – you should ensure that all vehicles over 3.5 tonnes gross weight are equipped with audible means to warn other road users of a vehicle’s left manoeuvre. An absolute essential to help keep vulnerable road users safe, and imperative to the FORS Silver accreditation. Here at Cycle Alert, we’ve partnered up with Amber Valley to produce a fantastic Cycle Alert audio warning alarm. You can purchase yours here….
S4 Blind-spot minimisation – FORS silver denotes you should ensure all vehicles over 3.5 tonnes gross weight have front, side and rear blind-spots completely eliminated or minimised as far as is practical and possible through a combination of fully operational direct and indirect vision aids and driver audible alerts. At Cycle Alert, we have a complete package of audio alarm system and direct vision aids. HGV cameras are a minefield so we’ve taken the liberty of doing the hard-work for you to provide your fleet with the very best, reliable, HD camera system on the market. Simple effective tools for your fleet.
S5 Driver training – ensure all drivers (including those exempt or not in scope of the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence) undergo approved progressive training specifically covering the safety of vulnerable road users
S6 Transport related fines and charges – FORS silver members must have a policy in place to investigate and analyse all transport related fines and charges and implement intervention(s) to reduce the amount received
S7 Performance measurement – baseline data and initiate active monitoring of the following performance indicators
- Total fuel usage and costs by distances travelled
- Transport related CO2 output and by distance travelled
- Total incident and collision data and costs involving personal injury, vehicle or property damage
- Total transport related fines and charges