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What is FORS?

FORS membership

The TfL Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is recognised and highly rated voluntary scheme with the aim of raising the bar for fleet operators. Allowing them to demonstrate where they are operating in line with industry best practices, higher standards of safety, compliance, efficiency and environmental protection.

The FORS Scheme comprises four types of membership:

  • Operators (including Senior Managers, Operations Managers, Drivers & Local Authorities)
  • Suppliers (including FORS Associates, Affinity Partners, & Pre-Audit Service Providers)
  • Champions (including Clients, Specifiers & Buyers of Fleet Services, & FORS Promoters)
  • Visitors (including Press & Enforcement Agencies)
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FORS Assist Service

With the FORS Assist services you have a professional FORS consultant help you to write policies.

FORS GAP Audit Service

Our Auditing Team will conduct a full GAP analysis against the relevant FORS criteria

FORS Approved Safe Urban Driving Course

This practical training session is run by two professional cycling instructors.

FORS Fleet Management Essentials

This 1 Day Transport Manager course meets all the requirements of the FORS standard.

What are the benefits of FORS for me?

It’s a common misconception among small operators; FORS accreditation is a luxury only the biggest operations have the time (or money) for. However, this has proved to be untrue. Involvement in the scheme promises countless benefits for fleets of all sizes, from owner-driver operations to multinational logistics networks. A few of them are:

  • Reputation boost – Being listed as a FORS member ensures you are recognized among competitors and training partners as an operation that works to the highest industry standards;
  • Cheaper insurance/pay-outs/fuel bills – When you’re remaining compliant with the Standard and hitting KPIs consistently, your operation is running effectively and efficiently;
  • Get the best contracts – FORS membership can pre-qualify your operation for a range of lucrative contracts and tenders.

How do I get involved?

  1. The first step is to grab the latest versions of the FORS standards and guidance documentation
  2. Once you get your head around all of the requirements you can then Register Online
  3. Finally you will need to prepare for and book your official FORS audit and pay your fees

How Chartwise can help?

As an approved FORS Associate member the team at Chartwise can assist in a number of ways,  our lead FORS consultant is also an official FORS auditor and therefore knows exactly what it takes to get you accredited. All instructors are experienced both in the classroom and out on the road as LGV driving instructors and our cycling instructors all hold the required Bikeability qualifications.

The FORS Assist packages are customised to your specific requirements from a simple GAP analysis audit and guidance to full assistance, policy and handbook development and a presence on the day of your official FORS audit. For more information check out our FORS Assist service.

Continuous Driver and Management Training is a key element in the FORS standard. By far our most popular course is the FORS Safe Urban Driving Course which is also JAUPT approved and counts as 7 hours towards the Driver CPC Qualification.


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