Unlock benefits by signing up as a FORS Champion

1 Feb 2021

In addition to CLOCS resources available to help you embed CLOCS into your procurement and manage supply chain compliance, CLOCS Champions also have access to free tools and guides available on the FORS website when they sign up as a FORS Champion.  As a client or principal contractor implementing the CLOCS Standard, the support material offered by FORS could help you to better understand and manage the fleet operations servicing your sites.

We want CLOCS Champions to promote and procure for compliance with the CLOCS Standard which for fleet operations is best evidenced through FORS Silver certification. If FORS is your benchmark, then all you have to do is sign up as a FORS Champion to unlock free tools and guides, including the FORS Overseer Dashboard and a guide to specifying FORS in your supply chain.

Built to assist organisations that oversee a FORS supply chain or a local region, the FORS Overseer Dashboard includes numerous features to make it easier to identify, monitor and contact FORS organisations. FORS Champions can use the dashboard to look up FORS organisations by regions via the registered postcode, or by contracts via the FORS ID or organisation name. Using this intuitive dashboard is easy, and features include the following options:

  • Seeing who is operating in given postcode regions that you can select
  • Viewing and exporting lists of FORS operators in your supply chain
  • Monitoring operators' FORS status and upcoming expiry dates
  • Requesting a call-back from an operator
  • Sending an email to the FORS compliance team about a specific operator

 The dashboard displays the search results in a map and table format, indicating days to expiry of an operator's current level of FORS accreditation (ie Bronze, Silver or Gold) making it easy to manage checks of operator's accreditations. Alternatively, our who’s on board API is available to FORS Champions on request, allowing a connection between the FORS database and your IT system. This allows you to check memberships details of your supply chain against the FORS database.

 As a FORS Champion, you can also sign up to FORS Specifier alerts, meaning you will receive notifications about organisations being suspended or terminated from the scheme, and the reason why.

 You can find out more information about the tools available to support CLOCS and FORS Champions to manage their supply chain, including a guide about the Overseer Dashboard, by clicking here. FORS Champions can also access all the free toolkits, tools and guides available on the FORS website, including the free FORS collision manager toolkit.

 It is free to be a FORS Champion - register here if you are interested, or you can email associates@fors-online.org.uk to find out more.

Don't forget:  An Introduction to FORS
An Introduction to FORS webinar is designed to help you understand the basics of the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) and to demonstrate how the scheme works. It will also include background information, such as who runs the scheme, how FORS is governed and what the benefits are to fleet operators. Find out more here: https://www.fors-online.org.uk/cms/introduction-fors-webinar-2/