FORS Help & Pre Audit Services
We offer a no fuss, easy yet affordable FORS Help solution.
It can be overwhelming for an operator when preparing for FORS. The huge amount of policy writing and preparation for you and your drivers can an be, understandably a little daunting. This is why TMconsultant can provide you and your company with some much needed FORS Help to attain your FORS accreditation.
What is FORS?
The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary accreditation scheme that promotes best practice for commercial vehicle operators. FORS encompasses all aspects of safety, efficiency, and environmental protection by encouraging and training fleet operators to measure, monitor and improve performance. FORS provides accreditation pathways for operators of any type, and for those organisations that award contracts and specify transport requirements.
There are three level to FORS, Bronze, Silver and Gold FORS providing progressive accreditation enabling operators to achieve exemplary levels of best practice.
FORS accreditation is about a culture change from which your business will only benefit. It's not just about compliance, its much more. Becoming a FORS member will help improve:
- Inter company communication
- Workplace safety
- Increase efficiency
- Reduce costs
- Win more work.
How can TMconsultant help?
We provide a complete FORS Help Package including policies, procedures, risk assessments and forms templates to help you get a head start on your FORS accreditation journey. We also provide support right up to audit day!
Are you ready for FORS Version 5?
Yes we are! We have completely overhauled our FORS Help Package to fit with FORS version 5.
Can you do all the work?
Well the short answer in no. You will need to have a responsible person in place who directly manages transport operations. So, if you are a standard licence holder this is easy as it will be your transport manager. For restricted licence holders, you will need to appoint an existing member of your team. The same applies for non operator licence holders.
If you don't have a responsible person in place, let us know as we have a large database of external transport managers who we can put you in contact with.
Can I purchase documentation templates separately?
Yes, no problem. You can even purchase policies separately too!
Can you help with driver training?
Absolutely. I can not recommend enough the importance of driver training prior to your audit. FORS are really hot on keeping your drivers in the loop and this is the perfect opportunity to get your drivers together. We will inform them of the importance of team work, up managing, take them through the requisite policies required for drivers, carry out an eye site test, sign off of training records, declarations, risk assessments and carry out a FORS elearning course en-masse.
Do you offer support?
Yes. When you purchase the FORS Help Package, we will be with you from start to when you pass your audit.
How does it work?
We'll provide you with your FORS Help Package digitally. Once you have access, just download, follow the instructions.....easy! Remember we're here to help if you have any problems.
What happens once we pass the audit?
Attaining your FORS accreditation isn't the end of the story as you will need to implement your new policies and collect that all important data, should you wish to progress. TMconsultant offer advice and support for your business on an ongoing basis, helping keep you on the right tracks and can help you attain your FORS Silver/Gold award.
What happens when we renew our FORS accreditation next year?
As FORS are continually updating the Standard we recommend you purchase the Handbooks annually. This means you won't caught out at the audit. We can also help by running through a status as part of your annual review. This means you will be fully up to date with the current Standard.
What's included and how much does the TMconultant FORS Help Package cost?
FORS Help Package - £654.00
Includes all the below plus on going support up to audit day.
- Bronze Fleet Operator/Driver Handbooks - £498.00
- Risk assessment templates package - £149.00
- All requisite forms and stationary - £49.00
- Fleet Operator Master Spreadsheet (data collection excel spread sheet) - £25.00
- Status/Review - £25.00 - A full breakdown of the whole standard including instructions and what evidence is required
- Individual policies - £20.00 each
Pre audit visit - £220.00
Audit sit in - £220.00
Training session - £220.00
- Phone status run though - £40.00
- Phone status review - £40.00
- Annual handbook updates £60.00
- All document annual review visit - £220
Can you help with Silver?
Yes we can. We offer an advisory service.
Where can I get more information?
You can find useful articles and examples of our work carried out for our very happy customers here.
N.B TMconsultant offer products and support to help you pass your audit. The products we supply are generic templates and therefore it is the clients responsibility to ensure they are adjusted to comply with their company policies. We are in no way responsible for any client failings regarding the FORS standard or current compliance legislation.