Carousel receives FORS excellence accreditation
22 February 2017
We are delighted to announce that Carousel Logistics has accredited for high standards in fleet health and safety, in accordance to the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS).
The accreditation confirms that an operator employs good practices and complies with the requirements laid out by the FORS Standard. This includes demonstrating dedication to driver and vehicle safety, combined with improving operating practices through effective monitoring of fuel and tyre usage.
All of Carousel’s vehicles have met the standards and these include both vans and LGV/HGV vehicles. Having met the requirements for Bronze-level, Carousel will now apply for the Silver-level status after it renews its Bronze accreditation later this year. An application for Silver cannot be made before this time.
This latest accreditation has been added to Carousel’s already bulging collection of credentials, which also include ISO9001, ISO14001 and ISO18001, plus Investors in People, Gold status.
FORS is a voluntary, industry-governed scheme that audits an operator’s compliance to a variety of health and safety regulations. Operators register and seek accreditation in accordance to the standards through an on-site audit. Upon passing, the audit the organisation is registered with a certificate of excellence as an accredited member.
FORS has quickly become ‘the’ transport industry’s accreditation scheme for best-practice. Its 4,000-strong membership comprises commercial vehicle operators of all types – from parcel carriers to European haulage fleets – and it is now thought to represent over 200,000 vehicles.
Andrew Lowery, Head of National Operations, said: “We are delighted to have had all of our vehicles recognised as part of FORS. FORS gives reassurance to customers, partners, staff and other stakeholders so it’s an incredibly important certificate to have achieved. It also maintains Carousel’s reputation for meeting and exceeding service excellence for the benefit of our clients and their customers and also allows us to complete for public sector contracts and tender applications.”
To read more about Carousel’s credentials, click here.