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.
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.”