London operator O’Donovan Waste Disposal has achieved its Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (Fors) gold accreditation for the fourth consecutive year.

To demonstrate its commitment to the safety of its fleet, the past 12 months has seen the company roll-out a driver behaviour system to 85 of its vehicles, invest in new trucks designed specifically to help protect vulnerable road users and launched its own Driver CPC training course for its in-house drivers and the wider waste industry.

“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,” said MD Jacqueline O’Donovan. “We are extremely proud to have achieved the gold standard for the fourth year running and I believe this is a true demonstration of our commitment to improving our driver training strategy, reducing risk to vulnerable road users and focus on road safety and sustainable practices.”

She added that she has also become a member of the newly formed Fors Governance and Standards Advisory Group (GSAG), which will lead and champion the direction of the scheme to ensure the relevance of the standards and to guarantee the integrity of the scheme as it rolls out nationally.

Earlier this month, Jacqueline O’Donovan was awarded the Institute of Directors (IoD) Family Business Director of the Year Award in the London and South East category for setting a benchmark in terms of best practice across both logistics and waste operations.