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Safety Vehicles – FORS

Safety Vehicles gains FORS Vehicle Hire Company accreditation.

Safety Vehicle Hire and Lease Limited has become one of the first vehicle hire fleet in the UK to gain FORS Vehicle Hire Company accreditation. This new type of accreditation – part of a trial by FORS – is specifically designed to enable hire and leasing companies to demonstrate that their vehicles meet the FORS Standard.

Safety Vehicles are one of the largest provider of vehicles into the traffic management industry, with vehicles as varied as 18t impact protection vehicles to 3.5t low entry vehicles to 32t beaver-tail plant bodies.

Under the trial accreditation, it is the hire vehicle itself that is covered by FORS accreditation, only when it is being used by a FORS accredited operator. The process will allow FORS members using temporary hire vehicles to meet ad-hoc additional demand, to continue to meet FORS requirements.

The new FORS Vehicle Hire Company accreditation will help operators meet requirements set out in FORS Standard version 5, which stipulates that short-term temporary (hire) vehicles used by FORS operators must be FORS accredited (FORS Silver companies must ensure sub-contracted services delivered on behalf of FORS operators are FORS accredited).

Under the new accreditation, FORS members choosing to hire vehicles from companies with FORS Vehicle Hire Company accreditation will know the vehicles meet FORS Bronze or Silver requirements and are in line with their own best practice standards. FORS Vehicle Hire Company accreditation is a new type of FORS Associate status, whereby only the vehicles are assessed for compliance.

Barry Devereux, Operations Manager, says that this is a real feather in the cap for Safety Vehicles. With the safety of fellow road users and pedestrians at the forefront of our industry, it is great that we are able to supply FORS standard vehicles into the market for our customers.

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