FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) has welcomed Northern Ireland’s first graduates from its FORS Practitioner workshop programme.
Lyle Watson from FORS Bronze McBurney Transport, and Emma McArdle and Leona Morrow, both from FORS Bronze Agro Merchants, have each completed the full series of 10 FORS Practitioner workshops.
The workshops aim to provide essential, current content reflecting the very latest industry trends and technology.
Ten half-day units provide a complete package of fleet management essentials, inclusive of managing work related road risk, safe and efficient fleet utilisation, reducing fuel use and minimising fines and charges.
Peter Morrow, Northern Ireland FORS manager, said: “We launched our FORS Practitioner workshops just six months ago and the uptake from FORS members has been very positive indeed.
"Lyle, Emma and Leona set themselves a challenging deadline to complete all 10 workshops in a relatively short period of time, which is testament to their hard work and dedication – and they’re now fully equipped to excel in their demanding roles.”
FORS members attending FORS Practitioner workshops are also able to claim Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours.
Attendance at a single FORS Practitioner workshop is worth 2.5 CPD hours and will assist individuals developing their professional skill-sets and furthering their careers.
FORS has in place plans to deliver further training under its FORS Professional training programme, including FORS Practitioner workshops, Going for Bronze workshops and Safe Urban Driving (SUD) courses
Pictured from left: Lyle Watson, of McBurney Transport; Emma McCardle, of Agro Merchants; Leona Morrow of Agro Merchants; and Peter Morrow, Northern Ireland FORS Manager