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 practice from their transport partners, making the accreditation a valuable and practical addition for fleet operators across the UK.

Here are some of the benefits of FORS accreditation:

Setting Higher Road Safety Standards with FORS

One of the key aims of FORS is to promote safe driving practices and reduce the number of road accidents involving commercial vehicles. FORS accredited operators are required to implement measures such as driver training, vehicle maintenance, and vehicle safety equipment to reduce the risk of accidents on the road.

Minimising Your Carbon Footprint with FORS

FORS promotes the use of environmentally friendly practices and technologies to reduce the carbon footprint of fleet operations. Accredited operators are required to monitor and report on their fuel consumption, CO2 emissions, and other environmental indicators, and implement measures to improve their environmental performance.

Maximising Efficiency with FORS

FORS provides a framework for improving the efficiency of fleet operations by promoting best practices in vehicle maintenance, route planning, and driver behaviour. Accredited operators can benefit from reduced fuel consumption, lower maintenance costs, and improved operational efficiency.

Gaining a Competitive Advantage with FORS

FORS accreditation is widely recognised in the transport industry and can provide a competitive advantage for operators bidding for contracts or seeking new business. Accredited operators can demonstrate their commitment to safety, environmental performance, and best practices, which can help to differentiate them from competitors.

Compliance with Regulation

FORS provides guidance and support to operators to ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, including those related to safety, environmental performance, and driver training. Accredited operators can benefit from reduced risk of fines, penalties, or legal action.

Improved Reputation with FORS

FORS accreditation can help to improve the reputation of fleet operators by demonstrating their commitment to safety, efficiency, and environmental performance. Accredited operators can benefit from positive publicity, increased customer loyalty, and improved relationships with stakeholders such as regulators and local communities.

Access to Training and Support

FORS provides a range of training and support services to help operators improve their performance and achieve accreditation. Accredited operators can benefit from access to training courses, best practice guidance, and networking opportunities with other operators.

Total Compliance offers a comprehensive FORS consultancy service to help your transport business achieve FORS Bronze, Silver, or Gold. For more information about our services or to get a quote, call our friendly team today on 0345 9001312 or complete our contact form today.

Want to learn more? Find out more about the benefits of FORS by visiting the links to our blogs below: 

What is FORS?

What is FORS Bronze?

What is FORS Silver?