150th fleet achieves FORS Gold accreditation

Construction firm Lowery has become the 150th fleet to achieve FORS Gold accreditation.

The company operates in the construction sector specialising in civil engineering within the rail industry.

It currently runs 43 vans and 3 HGVs around London and the South of England. Lowery Limited has been a member of FORS since 2012 and has progressed from bronze to silver and now gold standard.

Kevin Griffiths, compliance and SHEQ manager said: “Our new FORS Gold accreditation is the result of a sustained effort in improving our fleet operations. Significant benefits have been achieved with regard to both fuel efficiency and a reduction in vehicle accidents. We have also noted a reduction in our fleet insurance premiums as a result of these improvements.”

Becoming a FORS member enabled Lowery Limited to improve fuel efficiency, and reduce environmental impact, by using the toolkits and training available through the scheme. In addition all drivers have completed a Safe Urban Driving course and the company has significantly invested in safety systems cameras, nearside proximity sensors and audible alarms for all vehicles. The company has reduced its parking fines by 93% and reduced accidents by 25%.

Anne Johnson, FORS operations director said: “Congratulations to Lowery Limited, and all those who have worked hard over the past few years to get the company to this point. We are delighted that they have seen such significant improvements by making the most of the many benefits available to FORS members. FORS membership provides access to a range of funded training options as well as access to discounts and offers for a range of safety equipment and technology.”

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