Don’t forget the training transitional provisions end on 31 December 2019

Don’t forget the training transitional provisions end on 31 December 2019

The transitional provisions introduced to assist managers and drivers with implementation of the new training requirements of the FORS Standard version 5 come to an end on 31 December 2019.

This means that at audits taking place from 1 January 2020, members will need to be able to evidence that all mandatory training has been undertaken, including training where there is currently a transitional provision in place.

Driver training  

Gold G5

LoCITY Driving classroom training or FORS approved environmental awareness training course

Audit date 14/01/19 – 31/12/19 01/01/20 onwards
Requirement New training to be planned and evidenced New training to be completed and evidenced

Manager training

Bronze M3

Training on maintaining continuous and effective management of fleet

Silver S5

Fuel and Emissions Champion and Road Risk Champion

Gold G5

FORS Practitioner qualification (Gold re-approval audit)

Audit date  14/01/19 – 31/12/19  01/01/20 onwards
Requirement New training to be planned and evidenced New training to be completed and evidenced

Mandatory driver training is listed by vehicle type at Annex 1 of the FORS Standard and mandatory manager training is listed at Annex 2.

FORS offers driver and manager training to meet these requirements, much of which is available free or at discounted rates to members – click here for information and to book a place. There are also courses that are FORS Approved that meet the requirements of the FORS Standard – click here for contact information about each training provider and to book a place.

To prepare for your audit, use the FORS Bronze Audit Toolkit, the Going for Silver and Going for Gold web pages and the version 5 special FAQs.

To view the FORS Standard version 5, click here.