BM Stafford and Sons LTD have retained the Bronze award in the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS), a voluntary certification scheme that aims to improve road safety by ensuring fleet operators work lawfully and to best practice.
Developed by a range of stakeholders including Transport for London, the Department for Transport, The Metropolitan Police, the Health and Safety Executive and the Road Haulage Association, FORS aims to improve the standard of fleet activity across the country. Receiving accreditation from FORS means the Company’s fleet operates at a standard that is above the legal requirement.
FORS auditors check the Company has a comprehensive understanding of all the requirements for a safe and legal operation. The audit checks for, among other items, staff training, health and safety, resourcing, incident reporting, communication and daily vehicle inspections and maintenance.
The bronze award was initially gained in March 2015, and a re-audit takes place on an annual basis to ensure standards are still being met.
“We take health and safety, including the driving and quality of our vehicles, very seriously. As a company, we continually strive to achieve the very highest standard in the procurement and management of our fleet. This latest accreditation with FORS enhances our Driving at Work policy as well as our commitment to identifying areas where we can improve the performance of our fleet,” said Mark Stafford, Managing Director of BM Stafford.