Fully funded FORS Practitioner workshops are available to book now from July until December 2019 in locations across the UK. FORS Practitioner is a series of 10 workshops covering all aspects of fleet management.
Completion of all 10 workshops means you will join an elite group of 1,300-plus individuals who have reached FORS Practitioner status.
Attendance on the FORS Practitioner workshops can be used to evidence meeting specific elements of the Silver and Gold professional development requirements of the FORS Standard version 5, as detailed below:
Silver ‘S5 Professional development’
The Fuel and Emissions Champion must have undertaken training on fuel performance management and emissions monitoring within the past five years. Attending FORS Practitioner workshop 7 ‘Managing fuel and emissions’ will mean that you meet this requirement. Alternatively you can attend a FORS Approved training course on fuel and emissions.
The Road Risk Champion must have undertaken training on road risk management and collision investigation within the past five years. Attending FORS Practitioner workshop 2 ‘Managing work related road risk’ and FORS Practitioner workshop 5 ‘Collision procedures and analysis’ will mean that you meet this requirement. Alternatively you can attend the discounted FORS Professional Road Risk Champion and Collision Investigator one-day course, or a FORS Approved training course on managing road risk and collision investigation.
A transitional provision is in place to assist operators with meeting the new Silver training requirements for the Fuel and Emissions Champion and Road Risk Champion. This means that those with a Silver audit between now and 31/12/19 can plan and evidence the training for completion by their following Silver re-approval audit in 2020. Please see Annex 6 of the FORS Standard version 5 for details.
Gold ‘G5 Professional development’
The responsible person, or other nominated manager involved in the fleet operation, must be working towards achieving FORS Practitioner qualification at initial audit, while FORS Practitioner status must be achieved at Gold re-approval audit.
The FORS Practitioner workshop topics are:
- Workshop 1 – Developing fleet management policy
- Workshop 2 – Managing work related road risk
- Workshop 3 – Managing driver fitness and health
- Workshop 4 – Managing driver training and development
- Workshop 5 – Collision procedures and analysis
- Workshop 6 – Safe and efficient fleet management
- Workshop 7 – Reducing fuel use and minimising environmental impacts
- Workshop 8 – Minimising transport fines and charges
- Workshop 9 – Measuring and monitoring road fleet performance
- Workshop 10 – Managing noise in logistics
Click here to access the list of FORS Practitioner workshop dates and locations from now to the end of December 2019.
As an added benefit, members are able to claim 2.5 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) hours for every FORS Practitioner workshop attended – so a total of 25 CPD hours for the whole Practitioner series made up of 10 workshops.