The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme has welcomed its 300th practitioner, with the scheme set to go nationwide in September.
The 300th Practitioner is Damion Jones (pictured), health and safety manager for Southern Cranes and Access.
All operators accredited by FORS have the opportunity to become a FORS practitioner. To become a FORS practitioner, operators must complete each of the nine FORS modules providing guidance on topics including: road transport policy; work related road safety; safe and efficient fleet management and monitoring road fleet performance.
The practitioner programme is designed to address organisational culture as well as bridge the knowledge and skills gap for managers.
From September onwards operators nationwide will have access to the practitioner programme as the scheme is rolled out nationally. FORS is keen to ensure that the FORS practitioner programme is accessible to all operators as the scheme grows nationally.
Steve Agg, chairman of the FORS Governance and Standards Advisory Group, said: ‘We are thrilled to announce the 300th FORS practitioner. As more and more FORS accredited operators are awarded with practitioner status, there are now many operators nationwide demonstrating a commitment to continued professional development in road transport operations. This showcases a firm commitment to improvements in road safety, sustainability and raising professional standards.’