Palletways has become the first pallet network to achieve Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) accreditation for its Owned Member Depots business.

FORS is a voluntary certification scheme aimed at ensuring fleet operators in London maintain high standards, it includes the fitting of cycle-safety equipment and training as one of its components.

Palletways has received bronze level accreditation across its network of owned operation sites.

“We will be making full use of the accreditation and access to materials to further enhance our CSR activities and will promote best practice ideas across our wider European network,” said Peter Lascelles, director of Owned Member Networks.

Palletline is already a bronze FORS member for its London regional hub in Perivale.

Murphy achieves FORS gold

Engineering and construction company J. Murphy & Sons has been award gold status in Fors – the highest accolade under the Transport for London (TfL)-scheme.

The company has moved from silver to gold status thanks to a reduction in fleet emissions, as well as safety and sustainability improvements.

J Murphy’s LGs are also now fitted with close proximity safety equipment such as sidescan, and its drivers have all undertaken TfL’s Safe Urban Driving course.

Brendan Sugrue, London regional plant and transport manager at the firm, said: “Attaining gold status demonstrates our commitment to continuously improving our practices in order to sustain the highest standards of freight operations.

“Our commitment to purchasing the latest technology and safety equipment is complemented by our £6.5m spending on training this year alone to ensure continual investment in the skills of our workforce.”