Ward is revved up to retain FORS Gold accreditation in Fleet Management

Metal recycling and waste management specialist, Ward, is celebrating retaining its FORS Gold accreditation following a recent audit.

The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary accreditation scheme that is widely regarded as the highest benchmark for compliance and safety standards within the transport industry. Gold is the top level of accreditation and is only awarded to operators meeting strict targets on fleet safety, driver training and overall transport operations.

Ward has been FORS accredited for over five years, progressing from Bronze to Silver status before achieving FORS Gold accreditation last year.

By implementing FORS training and initiatives, Ward has seen significant improvements in its operations, including more efficient fuel use, a reduction in CO2 emissions, lower NOx and Particulate Matter emissions and a greater road safety record.

In addition, the team has benefited from FORS e-learning and Toolbox Talks to improve its overall training programme.

Min Bawa, Senior Transport Manager at Ward, says, “To retain FORS Gold accreditation is a real credit to everyone here at Ward. It’s incredibly hard to maintain the high standards expected from the scheme and, to do so shows how hard the team has worked to meet the strictest compliance and safety standards.

“As our fleet and operations continue to grow, implementing best practice across all of our operations will continue to be the highest priority as we strive to be the best in the business by delivering an exceptional service to our customers.”