Fleet safety and sustainability recognised with FORS Silver
Hot on the heels of its Bronze Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) accreditation, Bailey has now been awarded Silver by the organisation.
The accreditation scheme has been developed to encourage companies to improve road freight, including safety, vehicle emissions and enhanced operations.
In a thorough audit, Bailey was required to submit detailed information on its past two years of fleet fuel consumption, CO2 emission calculations and tyre use.
Alongside this, the company’s two HGV drivers underwent a comprehensive training programme, including Van Smart Training covering safety, productivity and fuel efficiency and the Safe Urban Driving (SUD) course. SUD focuses on vulnerable road users, such as cyclists and pedestrians, and comprises of a classroom theory module and a practical cycling element, where drivers experience a cyclist’s view of the road.
Daniel Gilmore, Bailey CEO, said: “We’re incredibly proud to have been recognised once again by FORS, this time with the enhanced Silver accreditation. Providing essential training to our drivers who are operating in urban areas is key to running a safe fleet. Coupled with our tireless efforts to reduce emissions and fuel consumption, clients can be assured that we are committed to sustainability.
“Furthermore, FORS Silver gives customers reassurance that we are meeting legislative requirements. Many organisations will not allow drivers on to a site without this accreditation, and we want to ensure deliveries are made as efficiently and swiftly as possible.”
Bailey will be audited annually to certify that good practices and compliance with the FORS Standard are ongoing.
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