Transport Compliance Audits Explained

Transport Compliance Audits Explained

Navigating Compliance: The Importance of Transport Compliance Audits In the dynamic world of transport and logistics, adherence to operator regulations stands as a cornerstone of operational success. At Total Compliance, we recognise the pivotal role of compliance assessments in ensuring your business stays on track. Our expert consultants specialise in road haulage and passenger operations,…

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What is a Vehicle Maintenance Audit?

What is a Vehicle Maintenance Audit

A Vehicle Maintenance Audit involves a structured review of a company’s or organisation’s procedures for maintaining its vehicle fleet. Its main objective is to determine whether vehicles are being appropriately serviced in accordance with manufacturer recommendations, industry norms, and regulatory mandates. In the transport and haulage industries, ensuring the safety and roadworthiness of commercial vehicles…

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What to Expect When Becoming a DGSA?

What to Expect When Becoming a DGSA

Becoming a qualified Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA) is a great career choice for those interested in taking responsibility for the safe handling and transport of hazardous substances. The job involves evaluating the risks associated with storing, packaging, transporting, and using various dangerous materials, as well as providing safety advice and guidance to employees. How…

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What Should I Consider When Hiring a DGSA?

What Should I Consider When Hiring a DGSA

As of 31 December 2022, any company that handles dangerous goods must appoint a DGSA, including anyone who consigns, transports, picks, packs, organises, fills, loads or unloads dangerous goods on a regular basis, by road, rail or inland waterway. If your business is included in the above list, you’ll need to start looking for a…

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What is the Difference Between FORS and CLOCS?

What is the Difference Between FORS and CLOCS

Fleet management is a critical aspect of any transportation industry, and with the increasing focus on road safety and environmental concerns, many organisations are turning to accreditation schemes to ensure that their fleets operate to the highest standards. Two of the most widely recognised schemes in the UK are the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS)…

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What are the Differences Between FORS Gold, Silver, and Bronze Accreditation?

What are the Differences Between FORS Gold, Silver, and Bronze Accreditation

Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) accreditation is a voluntary scheme that aims to promote best practices in safety, efficiency, and environmental performance for fleet operators. There are three levels of FORS accreditation: Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Each level represents a higher level of achievement and requires operators to meet increasingly stringent criteria. Here are the…

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What Are the Benefits of FORS Accreditation?

What Are the Benefits of FORS Accreditation?

If you’re a fleet operator in the UK and want to increase your likelihood of landing big contracts, The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a highly regarded accreditation that can add great value to your commercial transport company. Whilst FORS is a voluntary scheme, an increasing number of companies are demanding proof of best…

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What is a Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser and What Are Their Responsibilities?

What is a Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser and What Are Their Responsibilities

A Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA) is an essential role for companies involved in the transportation of hazardous materials. The DGSA ensures that companies comply with regulations for the safe transportation of dangerous goods by providing advice and guidance to their employers. In this article, we will discuss what a DGSA is and their responsibilities.…

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Will FORS Accreditation Save Your Business Money?

Will FORS Accreditation Save Your Business Money

FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) accreditation is a voluntary scheme that promotes best practices for fleet operators in the UK and beyond. FORS accreditation can help your business in various ways, including improved safety, reduced emissions, and increased efficiency.  A consequence of these benefits is that it is likely to also save your business money.…

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Your ‘How To’ Guide for Shipping Dangerous Goods

‘How To’ Guide for Shipping Dangerous Goods

Shipping dangerous goods is heavily regulated, with severe legal, financial, and environmental risks if not done properly. It is important to be fully trained and competent in dangerous goods handling, which is why our compliance team have put together this ‘How To’ guide. Please note that this guide is not a substitute to proper ADR…

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