FORS releases new vehicle safety equipment guide

Written by Ellie

FORS has published a new vehicle safety equipment guide, designed to help members understand and meet the vehicle safety equipment requirements of the FORS Standard.

The new FORS guide comes as operators face a dazzling array of equipment in the market place – the selection of which, while intended to increase active and passive safety, is sometimes confusing for operators. Alongside advice on equipment specification and installation, the document provides guidance on the three FORS vehicle safety requirements:

  • Bronze V7 – Vulnerable road user safety
  • Silver S3 – Audible warning systems
  • Silver S4 – Blind spot minimisation

In addition, it includes a clear and helpful pictorial representation of what vehicle safety equipment is mandatory for each requirement and where the equipment needs to be installed on a right hand drive vehicle.

The guide also contains a list of FORS Associates that market the safety equipment, including mirrors, side under-run protection, audible warning systems, proximity sensors and reversing cameras, with discounts for FORS members.

“The vehicle safety equipment market is extremely competitive in the aftermarket sector,” said Paul Wilkes, “our new vehicle safety equipment guide provides clear guidance on the mandatory fitment of safety equipment that meets the requirements of FORS Standard. He added, “If operators are preparing for their FORS audit for the first time, or renewing their accreditation, consulting our new guide will offer a simple and fast route to ensuring vehicles are fitted with the correct safety equipment.”

The new guide is produced with the full support of the FITAS – Federation of Communication Services Installer Training and Accreditation Scheme.

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Posted on 17th July 2018

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