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Major housing contractor to mandate FORS Silver across supply chain 

Airdrie-based housing contractor Insulated Render Systems (Scotland) is advancing its focus on work-related road risk by demanding FORS Silver operational requirements across its supply chain.

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A number of fleets now specify FORS accreditation across their supply chain

Although a number of companies specify FORS across their supply chain, the business has made it mandatory for its suppliers to be accredited to a minimum of FORS Silver, in order to better manage their own work-related road risk.

FORS Silver requires members to prove they are taking steps to drastically improve the overall safety of their fleet and are managing their work-related road risk. FORS Silver also requires that operators carefully monitor how theirs fleets are run to make improvements to fleet efficiency, both in terms of performance and emissions.

The company’s target is to ensure all deliveries to its sites are made by companies working to a minimum FORS Silver within an 18-month time-frame. This requirement will then become mandatory and written into all IRS contracts from the beginning of 2019.

Kevin Callaghan, operations manager at IRS (Scotland), said: “By demanding our supply chain operates to a minimum of FORS Silver, we will know all our contractors and suppliers actively promote safety on the roads by educating their drivers and staff, and that they have robust procedures in place to effectively manage their work-related road risk.”

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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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