Becoming a FORS practitioner

Written by Ellie

Major Accounts Manager Rachel Pearson has recently become a FORS practitioner after completing the FORS accreditation course.

Here Rachel explains more about the course and how her accreditation can benefit prospective FORS members:

“These are a series of nine workshops open to all FORS members and covering all aspects of fleet management including managing work related road safety, safe and efficient fleet management, reducing fuel use and minimising fines and charges. These workshops are available nationally and you can attend one or all of the workshops, in any order.

“Once you have completed all nine workshops, you will achieve FORS Practitioner status – to date, there are over 900 FORS Practitioners. The nine workshops are designed to guide, educate and support you and your business helping you become safer, greener and more efficient.

“The great thing about becoming a practitioner is that I am the only person working for a fuel company who has gained this status and can therefore offer consultative advice regarding the different steps to accreditation. We offer an exclusive FORS member fuel card deal which also encompasses assistance with the Bronze, Silver & Gold standard by providing comprehensive Co2 emissions reporting, MPG reporting and transactional fuel data at the members fingertips.

“I regularly attend workshops as a sponsor and keep up to date with any changes within the standard so that I can best advise members. Being a practitioner really put us in a great position to show commitment to the FORS process itself and also that we are dedicated to helping members reduce their fuel costs while making the process of accreditation that bit easier!”

Rachel will be in attendance at the upcoming FORS workshop entitled Managing driver fitness and health, which Fuel Card Services will also be sponsoring.

The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Driver fitness and impairment – background and objectives
  • What affects a driver’s concentration?
  • How do we raise driver’s awareness?
  • How do we identify a driver who is affected?
  • What are the minimum legal requirements and how can we go beyond these?
  • What steps should we and can we take to mitigate the risks?

Click here for more information about our partnership with FORS

Posted on 12th October 2017

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