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FORS Silver accreditation playing increasing role in site requirements for contractors

Over 50% of specifiers have asked FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) members to achieve FORS Silver accreditation to work on specific sites.

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The research shows specifiers are looking to FORS Silver for higher standards.

The research, conducted for FORS, also found that 40% of those surveyed had asked companies in their own supply chain to become FORS accredited.

FORS said the results show a shift by specifiers and contractors towards using the accreditation as a benchmark for higher levels of safety, environmental protection and efficiency.

Paul Wilkes, FORS business services manager, commented: “This shows that sites are being serious about the wide-ranging benefits of FORS Silver. Actions to minimise road risk have become business as usual for many operators and the FORS Standard represents best practice. FORS already goes far beyond basic compliance, promoting best practice, and FORS Silver is being used by sites that require contractors to have a certain level of training and safety awareness.”

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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