FORS Silver – Your next goal for FORS success
Moving to FORS Silver isn’t quite as challenging as gaining your initial Bronze accreditation, but you will need to demonstrate that you’ve consistently maintained your standards and are ready to step up to the next level.
Examples of the areas that come under the spotlight include introducing…
- A targeted training programme
- Better working practices
- More efficient vehicles.
And you will of course also have to pass your Bronze FORS audit every year to maintain Silver status.
But don’t worry — we have a selection of FORS MasterPlan tools to help you get to Silver and stay there.
FORS PASS Silver Manual
We have produced the Road Skills FORS PASS Silver Digital Interactive Manual to make the transition as smooth as possible, providing you with all the checklists and guidance you need to show you’ve been continually implementing the FORS Bronze standard and are now at Silver level.
You’ll need to keep records of your operation’s fleet performance that cover…
- Fuel usage and distances covered
- CO2 output by distances covered
- NOx and particulate matter by distances travelled
- Incidents and collisions
- Fines and charges.
If any of your vehicles is more than 3.5 tonnes, you’ll also need to equip them with audible warning systems covering left turns, reversing and blind spots. You’ll be asked to produce evidence such as invoices, receipts, and photos, we can help you with this through our partners at Fleetmaxx Solutions (see Cameras and Telematics).
You’ll also need to show your commitment to driver training by recording the courses your team attend and how often they take part. FORS lays out what is needed to meet the Safe Urban Driving and Vulnerable Road User standards, while the Road Skills Bronze and Silver FORS PASS Manuals includes all the tool box talks you’ll need. Plus to really make life easy you can also use our Professional Development Plan e-learning to help you meet your D4 and S5 Development Plan training requirements,liked by operators as this saves them time and drivers like the e-learning as they can choose to do it at a time that is convenient to them.
Our FORS-approved and FORS-specific Driver CPC packages are designed to help you maintain your compliance and record the evidence at every FORS level and beyond. And when you sign up for any of our FORS driver training packages, you will also be meeting CLOCS requirements.
The new Silver requirement at S7 Noise Pollution was previously a Gold Requirement under Version 4.0. You are required now to appoint a Noise Pollution Champion. There is guidance on what to do and how the Champion will carry out their responsibilities
At S8 Internal Communications we help you set out how to meet this new part of the standard and provide you with your first campaign. Subsequent campaigns are provided in our FORS PASS Silver electronic update service, just helping you meet this requirement within the Version 5.1 Silver Standard
The New requirement at S9 Sub-contracted services again we help you with the wording for your upload to ensure you meet this part of the new FORS Standard Version 5.0
If you’re already at Bronze and ready for Silver, call us today on 0113 426 0191 and let’s see which of our FORS PASS MasterPlan options are right 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.
“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!
“We gave Road Skills 10 out of 10 for the service we have had so far. The FORS PASS Manual has everything we need to make sure we will pass.
We now know what we need to do and cannot think of anything they could have done better to get us on the right track. We would definitely recommend others looking to gain FORS Bronze to Book the Road Skills FORS PASS Fastrak Service. It’s the Best!” Steve Lomas