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FORS Members’ Conference 2018 will feature V5 Standard launch

Published:  29 June, 2018

Ten-years of evolving best practice will be the theme of the The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Members’ Conference 2018, coinciding with the launch of version 5 of the FORS Standard.

The conference will include both a look at the scheme’s achievements over the last decade and will be followed by conference presentations, networking opportunities and an exhibition.

The conference, which is free to attend for FORS members, will take place on Tuesday 16 October 2018 at the National Conference Centre in Solihull.

The introduction of version 5 of the FORS Standard will be at the heart of the day. It defines the requirements members must have in place to achieve FORS Bronze, Silver and Gold accreditation levels.

The standard is reviewed every two years and updated to reflect latest compliance legislation and to keep abreast of current industry initiatives.

The review is undertaken the FORS Governance & Standards Advisory Group (GSAG) which is made up of 21 people from the transport industry, including contract specifiers, leading operators and industry bodies.

The conference – now a key event in the transport industry’s events calendar – will see presentations and lively debate from leading figures representing a wide cross-section of the transport sector.

The conference will be chaired once more by industry commentator, Brian Weatherley. A number of FORS Associates will present their products and services at a dedicated exhibition zone, much of which will be discounted specifically for FORS members.

‘We have grown significantly over 10 years,’ said FORS Director John Hix.

‘Best practice certainly has evolved over the last decade and it has delivered us safer roads, more efficient operators and a cleaner environment for everyone.

‘We are fully committed to developing FORS and our many successes to-date inspire us to develop the scheme further; to drive-up standards and to raise the profile of our industry.’

For the first time at a FORS Members’ Conference, delegates will also be able to claim Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours. Attendance for the whole day will be worth 3.5 CPD hours and will assist individuals developing their professional skill-sets and furthering their careers.

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