Airdrie-based housing contractor, Insulated Render Systems (IRS) has told its haulage suppliers that they will need to gain FORS Silver accreditation. The external wall insulation specialist wants all deliveries to its sites to be made by companies working to a minimum FORS Silver standard within an 18-month time-frame. The requirement will then become mandatory and written into all IRS contracts from the beginning of 2019. Kevin Callaghan, IRS operations manager, said: “Construction vehicles are involved in a disproportionality high number […]
TfL has admitted it is “disappointed” that only 16 London Boroughs are currently Fors-accredited, and that a number of London Boroughs and other bodies including the Metropolitan Police continue to use sub-contractors who are not Fors-accredited.
Eyebrows rose in some parts of the industry when construction materials supplier Lafarge Tarmac announced it was going to start accrediting subcontractors for Fors as part of a new safety drive. But as the programme gathers pace, the firm has no regrets. There are many different approaches to managing subcontractors, but the announcement back in March by construction materials giant Lafarge Tarmac that it was going to start auditing its core subbies for compliance with Transport for London (TfL)’s Fleet […]
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