FORS Bronze – Your starting point for FORS success

FORS covers lorries, vans, buses, coaches, fleet cars, motorcycles and scooters, although HGVs are the main focus.

It’s a voluntary scheme, but a growing number of major companies and organisations make FORS Bronze status a contractual requirement — maybe that’s why you’re here!

To achieve Bronze status, an operator has to be legally compliant and also able to demonstrate that they follow good practice across all areas of their business.

Here’s how we’ll help you get there with the Road Skills FORS Master plan, our one-stop suite designed to make your journey to accreditation as painless as possible.

You simply choose what works best for you and your business…

The Road Skills FORS PASS Manual — every transport manager’s bible

The new FORS Standard Version 5.0 was launched in October 2018, the changes introduced were complex and significant. Compared with the version it replaced, its has 32 sections including…

  • 3 new sections
  • 20 policy statements
  • 9 new risk assessments
  • only 4 sections with minor changes
  • Operators also need to submit much more evidence and overall there are a lot more hurdles to jump, so we simply rewrote our FORS PASS Manual, configuring it exactly to the new Bronze standard and creating a transport manager’s bible!

    Why is it called the FORS PASS Manual? The PASS is short for ‘pre-audit support service’ but as we guarantee success, it’s simply because we guarantee you will pass!

    The Road Skills FORS PASS Manual V 5.0 is a standalone product that includes…

    • all policies and procedures
    • all  the guidance you need to create the required evidence
    • all risk assessments
    • all checklists
    • all supporting tool box talks, walk round training, and spot checks.

    You’ll have your own hard copy to keep to hand as well as access to a complete digital version. Within your first three months as a FORS PASS customer, we will update the electronic copy for free whenever the FORS team makes changes. After that, you can join other smart operators and sign up for our continuous subscription service, which means you won’t get caught out by future changes.

    Want to know more? Call us today on 0113 426 0191 and let’s see how the FORS PASS Manual will work for you.

    Your Professional Development Plan Training

    Hundreds of companies, similar to your own, and thousands of drivers have passed their FORS audit with the Road Skills FORS PASS system.

    This content has now been put Online to save you time and give your drivers and fleet staff consistent content that’s trackable with instant access to their Professional Development Plan Training, mapped to the whole of the FORS Standard.

    This is what just two of the clients who tested the system prior to the launch had to say …

    “I liked the look and feel of the Admin dashboard it was very easy to see how the training was progressing. The training is delivered in an easy to understand step by step process. This training solution is a great way to deliver our continued professional development plan training.” Chris Wells, Director of Mtec Warehousing Ltd
    “I have logged on and started the training myself. I’m impressed and think the learning points and the 5 questions are just right, so well done to your team. This training will certainly help me time wise.”Graham Wood, Operations Manager at C Soar & Sons Ltd

    Both companies are now using this online system to deliver their Professional Development Plan Training to their drivers and staff involved in maintaining their FORS Accreditation.

    Your Professional Development Plan for all of your drivers and fleet staff who help you implement the FORS Standard. Done for you, right here!

    FORS PASS Plus — when you need a little more support

    Our service for operators comfortable with going it alone — just call us in when you’re confident everything is in place to pass your Bronze audit but you want to make absolutely sure.

    You’ll get…

    • A half-day pre-Bronze audit with one of our specialist advisors
    • A tailored FORS PASS checklist covering issues that still need to be resolved
    • Our recommendations on how best to tackle those remaining challenges.

    Or choose FORS PASS Plus Phone — this is the Road Skills support service for operators who are short on time but have their own team to do the groundwork ahead of their FORS Bronze audit.

    As well as your copy of the FORS PASS Manual, you’ll have direct telephone access to our skilled FORS advisors through five 1-2-1 one-hour calls that will ensure you get on track, stay on track and are all set for Bronze success.

    Want to know more about FORS PASS Plus and FORS PASS Plus Phone? Just call us on 0113 426 0191.

    FORS PASS Fastrak

    In a hurry? Absolutely have to get your Bronze status? Then this is the Road Skills FORS PASS package for you that guarantees you’ll pass first time!

    With our flagship FORS PASS Fastrak package, we’ll make sure you meet your FORS deadline by giving you…

    • Your own, dedicated FORS PASS advisor who will lead you through the process with full email  support
    • Three half-day visits from your dedicated FORS PASS advisor — two to prepare you for your audit, and the third to tackle any outstanding issues, ensuring you are fully prepared for your FORS audit
    • Your hard and digital copies of our latest FORS PASS Manual.

    There is nothing else available anywhere that compares with FORS PASS Fastrak and we are justifiably proud of our 98.7% pass rate.

    Want to know more about why this is not 100% and our other FORS PASS Bronze options? Just call us now on 0113 426 0191 and let’s explore what will work best for you.

    Road Skills have brought out the only Driver handbooks mapped to the FORS Standard in two editions, for both HGV and Vans.

    They include all your Toolbox Talks to meet the FORS Standard across all the sections of the FORS Standard.

    Version 5.0 of the FORS Standard requires training in all four sections, Management, Vehicles, Drivers and Operations.

    The Handbooks also give you the valuable Toolbox talks for Security and Counter Terrorism

    To find out more visit the page on Driver Handbooks or call us on 0113 426 0191


    FORS PASS Driver Hand Books

    Driver handbooks are available for both HGV’s and Vans prices start from £5.95 + P&P, quantity discounts available, these meet the requirement in M5 and includes electronic signature records to help you evidence distribution.

    Want to know the funny story why our pass rate is only 98.9%? Find out how you can avoid this  mistake call us now on 0113 426 019 and let us help you pass your FORS Audits
    “We worked with your FORS Advisor. All in all it worked perfectly. The Feedback from the Assessor was good. We passed with Flying Colours as a result of the work we did using the FORS PASS Manual with the FORS Advisor support”

    “Having attained our FORS Bronze we will be able to continue to tender for work where FORS Bronze is required as a standard, getting us onto many sites in London”Glen Jones MD of GS Foam Concrete

    “Thank you for all your help during the FORS PASS Plus visit. Our advisor was amazing she helped me fill the gaps in my preparation work.

    I am now confident that we will pass our FORS Bronze audit. I also appreciate knowing that you will be able to answer any last minute questions I have before we have the audit ”Samantha Philpot, Health & Safety Advisor at Metro Traffic Services Ltd