A Fors Governance and Standards Advisory Group (GSAG) has been created to champion the direction and integrity of the scheme as it rolls out nationally.

The GSAG will ensure the initiative remains up-to-date with industry needs and latest legislation, while ensuring industry support for Fors and safeguarding the scheme’s standards and brand.

Initially, the group will comprise four standing members, a representative from TfL, and a nominee from the three partnership organisations that now head-up Fors since its move to private management in February: concessionaire Aecom, CILT and Fleet Source.

MD Jacqueline O’Donovan from O’Donovan Waste Disposal, which recently retained its Fors gold status for the fourth consecutive year, is one of the GSAG’s inaugural members.

O’Donovan said of Fors: “Being part of Fors has helped us continually improve our operations and investment in our fleet, as the information and support we receive is invaluable.”

Further appointments to the group are expected to be made from a range of businesses and interested operators to provide a broad range of expertise and knowledge.

The first GSAG meeting will take place later this week (15 May).

Fors last month celebrated its 3,000th member milestone since its launch in by TfL in 2008.