GGR are pleased to announce that they have maintained their FORS Gold status for the 3rd year running.
FORS (The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) is an accreditation scheme encompassing targeted areas of vehicle safety, fuel efficiency, vehicle emissions and improved operations for transport fleets.
In order to ensure we were able to keep our accreditation for the 3rd year running, we made sure that we looked at a range of management systems to safety improvements that were encouraged from the FORS workshops and practitioners programme.
During 2016, we invested in a dedicated area with workstations, to give employees easy access to the internet for training and e-Learning modules. Our commitment to staff development and engagement is a continuous process, where we are always looking for ways to make it easy for our employees to access information they need. Providing staff with the resources to further develop their knowledge and understanding of their roles whilst giving them access to the latest industry legislation ensures our employees are always in the know.
With our investments in targeted areas which included driver training, front / rear cameras and side scan systems, we progressed to the next level. In 2016 GGR started an implementation programme to upgrade its fleet vehicles, from the forward recording cameras to full vehicle 360 recording camera systems. This senior management decision is intended to focus on improving driver behaviour, reducing accidents, protecting the public.
When our fleet data was analysed, figures showed a return of 11.56mpg from 12.29mpg, initially indicating a negative turn. However by using larger vehicles and consolidating loads we have reduced the additional delivery’s which we would have been required to support our customers. Reducing our vehicle mileage by 4.37% this creates a positive reduction in the road risk. The number of vehicles movements also reducing our PCNs by 11.11%.
Adrian Richards GGR Head of Transport said “Working with FORS I have been able to participate in sharing and supporting best practices in awareness of changes within the transport industry. GGR have invested in a 44 ton machine carrier reducing the smaller vehicle movements. Through progression and maintaining Bronze, Silver, and Gold status, GGR is improving Safety and helping others to experience and complete FORS. Across our senior management team the standard has always been seen as evidence of quality as well as a means of securing competitive advantage.