Downton achieves FORS bronze accreditation

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CM Downton has successfully attained the Fleet Operators Recognition Scheme (FORS) bronze standard accreditation.

FORS is a voluntary accreditation scheme aimed at ensuring that commercial fleet operators work lawfully, safely and efficiently. Managed through TfL, the scheme originally concentrated on operations undertaken in London but a number of UK cities are now looking to expand the FORS standard to cover fleet operators working outside the capital.

In order to achieve accreditation, companies are required to meet the strict criteria set out the FORS standards – a process that is verified by a rigorous formal company audit carried out by an independent FORS auditor.

A total of three Downton company sites were visited by FORS and confirmed as meeting the high standards set by the scheme.

Nigel Willis, Downton group health and safety manager, said: “The FORS standard is rapidly becoming the benchmark standard for any company operating commercial vehicles. Downton’s accreditation demonstrates our commitment to being a responsible and safe operator and our concern for the care of vulnerable road users.”

Click here for more information about the FORS scheme.