Hallett Silbermann Ltd – Going for Gold

Written by Ellie

Hallett Silbermann Ltd are based in Welham Green and supply Low Loaders and Hiab vehicles to the construction sector, with many years of experience within the haulage sector.

Using the FORS standards as a benchmark the board have again seen that the good practises and health and safety of FORS GOLD are extremely important and good for customer relations and that professionalism is a benefit to all of our customers. 

FORS was introduced to us by our long term customer Skanska, they had highlighted the growing importance of FORS certification. This prompted us to become FORS and Crossrail compliant long before many of our competitors. Our work is normally derived from foundation piling industry and due to this we are usually the first type of transport entering a new site’.

Our experience with FORS bronze assessments were very positive, it gave us an opportunity to get all of our systems, and procedures centralized and helped us define our responsibilities within each department. Once we’d passed the Bronze Standard we were actively encouraged by our auditor that we had everything in place to become FORS Silver compliant. FORS did help us by providing training and tools that improved the policies and procedures’

FORS Silver was a very good selling tool for us, our customers were gaining more contracts that demanded FORS Silver accreditation, and it was always our intension to become FORS Gold members. We’ve utilised the online license checks for driver’s licenses and we’ve used many of the FORS tools for example the Performance Management Tools that FORS membership provides’

‘FORS has helped us achieve compliance and safety’ – Jon Hugill – Director

All our drivers have completed their Safe Urban Driving course. We have also invested heavily in vehicle safety systems cameras, nearside proximity sensors and audible alarms for all our vehicles. All our drivers have also completed FORS E-Learning modules as well.’

‘We have increased our fleet by 44% since our baseline year’ – Jon Hugill – Director

We have managed to reduce our Parking fines and accidents/incidents down 19% compared to our baseline year. We achieved this by making sure we always selected the best route possible to all our sites and we plan ahead before leaving the yard

halletWe will continue using what FORS has taught us to improve our MPG and reduce any wasted idling we might have and keep reducing our Parking fines and Charges’

Gaining FORS Gold Accreditation shows how dedicated we are as a company to improving road safety and the safety of all vulnerable road users in London as well as nationally. We will continuously use what FORS has taught us to help reduce our carbon footprint and make the roads so safer for everyone that uses them. We have also managed to make a significant saving by reducing our fuel usage and improving our MPG.

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Posted on 25th September 2018

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