Fleet Matters Ltd
A better way - an easier way to achieve FORS
Telephone: 07845 407064
Email: info@fleetmatters.org
Observations regarding new on-site audit conditions:
FORS makes a number of conditions that you SHALL comply with before and during the audit.  It's worth reading these as if you fail to satisfy them it can cost you in terms of wasted time and lost fees. 
The Auditor has the option to cancel your audit - the full audit fee still applys. 
If the auditor deems that any of the conditions laid down by FORS have not been met or adhered to, they may cancel the audit, you still have to pay the full fee.  FORS does not mention a similar cancellation right to the Host, with appropriate financial redress, if the auditor breaches or fails to comply with safe working practices and the Host deems it necessary to cancel or stop the audit.
Only ONE person can attend the audit with the auditor - the Host
FORS states that only the FORS auditor and one representative (the Host) from the organisation shall attend the meeting.  Independent advisors assist at your audit to ensure that the audit follows the audit process, keeps to the audit script and that no extras are asked for.  If you'd like to know how I can assist with an on-site audit or a remote audit, please contact me. 
Independent Hosting of your on-site audit - the benefits to you and your company.      
1.  Reduced risk to your company and staff, as no direct exposure to the auditor by you.
2.  Your documents, files and property protected from the risk of contamination.  The auditor touches nothing.

FORS BRONZE and SILVER

BRONZE - need to know
  • Before signing up to contracts requiring FORS, find out if you'd be accepted on the scheme. 
  • Then, find out what it means for YOU  in terms of timing and obligations.
  • Registering is Enrolling - the FORS clock starts ticking. You must pass your audit within 90 days.
  • The 90 day deadline includes 10 days to receive the result, only  30 days to put things right.
  • If you're new to FORS, going it alone, you should aim to have your audit within 50 days.
  • If you've registered, time's running out, give me a call. We'll sort it out.
  • It can be very helpful to get an independent view before you sign up with FORS.
  • Maybe get a couple of independent views so that you're not sold things you just don't need! 


MY FORS BRONZE AUDIT SUCCESS SUPPORT PLAN includes all of the following:
  • A Bronze Compliance Manual containing ALL the documents required by FORS, NO unecessary extras.
  • On-site support meetings to ensure that you understand the Standard, and can use the Manual.
  • Instruction, demonstration and explanation on how to satisfy the requirements.
  • Telephone support as and when you require it to answer your FORS questions.
  • E-mail support as and when required to respond to your FORS questions.
 
The Following items are all included FREE for you 
  • FREE update service of FORS changes or auditing trends.
  • FREE FORS D4 professional development plan.
  • FREE fleet relevant Driver handbook.
  • FREE current copy Highway Code.
  • FREE fully FORS compliant Vehicle maintenance planner.  
  • FREE fully FORS compliant Driver walk round check report. 
  • FREE fully FORS compliant Fuel and emissions monitoring spreadsheet.
  • FREE fully  FORS compliant Organisational chart.

How long does a Bronze audit take?

 
With my system and my Bronze manual, I expect an initial NEW Bronze audit to last between 3 - 3.5 hours, and a renewal audit, 2 - 3 hours.
Why so little time? Because my Manual is exactly aligned to the Standard, as the auditor asks for what do you do, or how do you do it, we have the evidence all ready to produce.  

Put simply, if FORS requires an "X" we provide "X".  We dont give a "Y" and argue it's a 1 legged X.    I MAKE FORS EASY - by answering the Standard. 

 

FORS APPROVED MANAGEMENT and DRIVER TRAINING
Can be provided, at short notice if required.  In a group or 1 - 2 - 1.  Whatever your FORS APPROVED or CPC training needs we can supply the most efficient and economical training solution for you. 
 

FORS needs, and some FORS "Ifs":
  • You NEED all the assessments, policies and procedures specified, and I supply them all, in an easy to use Bronze Compliance Manual.
  • IF you already have some documentation, I can review that to ensure it is fit for FORS.
  • IF you have a 3rd party manual, and you're not sure how to use it, or it's a muddle, I can help sort it and re-write it if necessary, and check that what is being asked is okay.
  • IF your audit is due soon, very soon, and you're not ready, I can still help you achieve a pass at audit. My quickest audit sucess so far is 4 weeks out of the blocks.
  • IF  you have failed your audit, I can help you put things right and get a pass.
  • IF you have failed your audit, BUT believe you have grounds for appeal, we can review that. Auditors are human, they make mistakes. I've seen audit reports missing information that was supplied, names and dates mixed up, plenty more. We'll look at the reasons given for failure, and work out the best way forward. That may be by appeal, if justified, or by rectifying any issues. Whatever is needed, we'll sort it, and get that audit pass.  

In summary - I can provide all the training, the support and the documentation you need to prepare for and pass your FORS Bronze audit, easily.
 

SMALL OPERATORS - this is YOUR COMPLETE FORS solution in one Manual, no other files required. It couldn't be easier.
 

FORS SILVER

SILVER - Your FORS SILVER requirements satisfied in one easy to use SIMPLE SILVER MANUAL
  • FORS SILVER supplied to you on a platter. It's so easy with my  SIMPLE SILVER SOLUTION  enabling you to get and keep Silver easily
  • FORS Silver Manual containing all the policies, procedures and documentation required for initial application and renewal application.
  • Checklists for every section, highlighting the evidence required to make sure you don't miss anything.
  • FORS Silver application forms that you will be filling in, for reference.
  • Adopt it, implement it, to get or keep Silver accreditation.
 
I make every aspect of FORS EASY, and I'll be with you all the way from initial assessment to audit success, I'll explain and show you:
 
  • What you need to do
  • Why you need to do it
  • How to do it
  • If you need, I'll do it with you or for you

Already registered and "Audit countdown" ticking?

I can help prepare for and Pass your FORS Audit. If the audit is in a few days, and you’re way behind, it's still not impossible. No matter what your position, I can help you achieve a FORS audit pass.

If you'd like to discuss your FORS requirements and find out how I can help you, give me a call between 08:00 and 18:00, or get in touch by email.
I can provide whatever level of help and support you need to achieve FORS.
 

For all enquiries about FORS or our other services,
call 07845 407064
or email info@fleetmatters.org

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