A new training module giving fleet managers an understanding of how to decarbonise their HGVs has been unveiled by FORS.

The ‘introduction to decarbonisation’ module is intended to equip managers with knowledge about carbon emissions and their impact, including the regulatory framework and relevant terminology.

FORS said it was designed to provide “the fundamental principles that fleet operators need to adopt a more sustainable mindset.

“By focusing on the areas suggested in the training, operators can better understand how to reduce their environmental impact and contribute positively to collective sustainability goals,” it added.

FORS said those that complete its new module will be able to explain the importance of decarbonising fleets, examine the regulatory landscape and know the options available to them.

The module coincides with the launch of version 7 of the FORS standard and is reflected in requirements ‘S5 professional development’ and ‘G3 decarbonisation strategy’.

FORS accredited operators must have a designated fuel and emissions champion attend the module to satisfy ‘S5’ requirements prior to FORS silver applications occurring on or after 2 January 2025 when Version 7 becomes effective.

FORS added that the first two modules sold out before being delivered on 25 June but that two additional courses are taking place on 15 July.

The new module gives fleet managers the knowledge to decarbonise their fleets

The new module gives fleet managers the knowledge to decarbonise their fleets

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Geraint Davies, concession director, said: “With the launch of our introduction to decarbonisation module, we’re continuing to set the standard for excellence in fleet management education.

“The time to decarbonise is now and we’re proud that FORS is leading the way on the transport sector’s road to net zero.”