Supply chain compliance to ensure efficiency

28 Aug 2019

Specifying FORS can help ensure all road transport operators contracted by developers or contractors are assessed to meet the highest possible environmental, safety and efficiency standards.

The FORS remit is to improve safety, air quality, reliability and efficiency for all commercial vehicles. Its progressive compliance model is applicable to truck, van, coach, bus, taxi and powered-two wheeler operators, with an emphasis on continuous development and robust driver and management training.

By specifying FORS, organisations are able to drive up best practice and strengthen its supply chain to deliver a better service, maximise safety, and improve sustainability.

Quality supply chain

While it is true that specifying FORS may reduce the pool of suppliers that can be used, FORS adds the assurance that any suppliers employed drive best practice and are committed to sustainability and safety standards.

What is more, FORS accredited operators comply with both CLOCS (Construction Logistics and Community Safety) and Transport for London’s Work Related Road Risk (WRRR) requirements. FORS Silver accreditation can be used to demonstrate CLOCS compliance as the schemes are designed to align, to keep compliance simple.

Specifying FORS ensures that a supply chain is clean, safe, reliable and efficient with the added benefit of accident reduction and public recognition of high standards. FORS allows organisations to continually improve customer experience, build loyalty and boost reputation, while raising awareness of WRRR amongst clients, contractors, developers and suppliers.

Find out more

To help organisations understand how FORS can help, we are running a series of regional briefing sessions, to assist organisations as they embed FORS into their supply chain.

Each session will offer key information on how specifying FORS can be of great benefit, the role of a FORS Champion, and how FORS aligns with other supply chain requirements, such as CLOCS and WRRR requirements. The sessions will explore the guidance FORS offers Specifiers and how to introduce FORS into your business and across your supply chain.

FORS Specifier Regional Briefings are due to be held on 5 September 2019 in Birmingham, 19 September 2019 in London and 20 September in Manchester. For more information or to attend a session visit: