Accreditation scheme FORS “isn’t fit for purpose”, with auditing processes that are no longer thorough enough, according to the traffic commissioner for the West of England, Kevin Rooney (pictured). Rooney’s comments at a recent compliance conference in Somerset appeared to reveal frustration among the traffic commissioners at FORS member companies attending public inquiries with inadequate auditing procedures. Rooney said: “FORS, as it is currently put together, isn’t fit for purpose. It is not doing what it was meant to do. […]
Member companies that breach Fors regulations will be punished with immediate termination from the scheme, Aecom, the company that runs it, has warned.
Operators looking to meet the requirements of Fors silver or gold, or the Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety (Clocs) scheme, should register to attend a demonstration event on Thursday 26 February at ExCeL, London.
Abnormal loads operator Gundel & Son Transport Services has become the 300th FORS gold member.