Kingspan Access Floors’ haulier, D&P Haulage, has gained FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) Silver accreditation for its good working practices in the way it operates its fleet and its commitment to drastically improve safety, environmental impact and efficiency.
FORS is a membership scheme set up to establish industry benchmarks and acknowledge operational efficiency within the freight industry. Through encouraging and recognising the good working practices of individual operators, the scheme aims to improve all areas of freight distribution in the UK.
Tony Morgan, Kingspan Access Floors Safety, Health & Environmental Manager, said: “The safe transportation of our materials from our Hull manufacturing plant to our installation sites nationwide forms an integral part of our health and safety culture. As key stakeholders and a supply chain member to the majority of the Build UK members and other main contractors, we have worked in close partnership with D&P Haulage to attain the required level of accreditations relevant to this sector of our business.”
“Achieving FORS Silver shows D&P’s clear commitment to maintaining the highest levels of safety relevant to their operations, and this has required substantial time, effort and resources on their behalf. I would like to thank D&P for their continued support in our efforts to maintain and improve our health, safety and environmental standards across our business,” he added.
D&P Haulage gained FORS Bronze accreditation in 2013. To progress to Silver the company had to demonstrate to FORS assessors that its commitment to safety, reducing CO2 emissions, congestion, collisions and operator costs included areas such as staff training, fleet performance measurement, fleet safety equipment, and incident and collision reporting.
Paul Charlton, Principal at D&P Haulage, said: “The FORS Silver accreditation is a great coup for us – it sends out a strong signal to our customers and competitors that we are committed to continuous improvement.”