Running our own transport fleet is not an easy task and it can invariably throw up its own set of difficulties and challenges. So, why on earth would we voluntarily opt to have our fleet audited once a year by an independent assessor?
Well, that because at TEKFLOOR, we take full responsibility for getting your orders to you not only on time; but in the most efficient, safe, environmentally sympathetic way we possibly can.
FORS, a voluntary accreditation scheme that was initially launched by Transport for London, helps fleet operators like us to measure and monitor our performance and alter our operations if required, in order to demonstrate best practice.
The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) looks at all aspects of our road safety, fuel efficiency, environmental awareness and improved operations and is a key element of instilling a mindset of continual improvement throughout our whole workforce.
For the second year running, we are proud to have been re-awarded FORS Silver status.
To achieve this, we had to undergo a rigorous inspection by a FORS auditor. All of our policies, procedures, risk assessments, level of accidents, truck files (inspection and maintenance), staff training (e-learning, classroom, toolbox talks…) were reviewed, plus how we communicate all relevant information to staff.
We also had to undergo an additional, more in-depth inspection which delved into all of our data on fuel efficiency, tyre consumption and safety kits (360 camera system, audible warning systems, blind spot minimisation to protect vulnerable road users, i.e. pedestrians and cyclists).
In addition to this, all our drivers are obliged to take part in a CPC Safe Urban Driving Training course as well as other training provided by FORS to help maintain their personal standards.
The auditor was extremely happy with his findings and commented that to sustain such an excellent level of compliance during a period of raid company growth was admirable.