FORS Accrediatation

We were informed, during a management meeting, of the need for a FORS accreditation as a contractual condition. It was clear from the meeting that it would be the minimum required to maintain our Hanson Concrete contract.

Cris Services UK Ltd was successful with the assessment by the end of the second attempt. We learned that we had to keep detailed information regarding our operations – necessary to generate key performance indicators. We were encouraged to adjust our transport management system in order to meet the FORS bronze requirements.

Within a few weeks of becoming FORS bronze accredited, we accepted a visit from VOSA. We were confident that we were ready for the VOSA-visit. By the end of the meeting, we received an all-clear VOSA-letter.

Driver practitioner workshops and the online driver license checking system that we implemented.

The FORS training workshops have been a positive and practical way of improving our driver’s and manager’s knowledge – shared experiences with other trainees. We installed vehicle C.C.T.V. systems on all our vehicles – this led to the reduction in vehicle/cycle accidents, as well as an increase in the determination and confirmation of non-fault road accidents.

MPG

Incidents per 100,000 km

Jan – Dec 2014

4.6447

1.86

Jan – Dec 2015

5.0319

3.15

Percentage improvement

-0.08%

 -59%

The MPG variation of 0.08% is negligible – we compared estimated figures for 2014 with accurate figures for 2015. Future comparable results for 2015-2016 would provide a better picture than 2014 – 2015. As at 31/12/14, Cris Services had 13 vehicles and by 31/12/15, we had 20 vehicles. The ratio of incidents per 100000 KMs for 2014 was 1.86; for 2015, it was 3.15 – because of an increase in business activities (more vehicles and increased mileage).

However, in 2014, one out of twelve incidents was classified as own fault compared to only one out of twenty-one in 2015. This was a direct benefit of installing the vehicle CCTV systems.

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