Mission Zero has signed an accreditation agreement with Transport for London (TfL) recognising it and the Work-Related Road Risk (WRRR) module as equivalent to FORS Silver.
As a result, the fleet quality standard is compliant with TfL’s Work-Related Road Risk contract clauses.
The standard launched late in 2021 has been created through a collaboration between Fleet Source and UK fleet operators including Speedy, O’Donovan’s, BOC, Sunbelt, Kilnbridge, Continental Landscapes and Flannery’s.
Nick Caesari, chief executive officer at Mission Zero, said: “Mission Zero was developed to ensure fleet operators had a choice in meeting procurement requirements so this official accreditation and recognition by TfL is incredibly important in achieving this objective.
“Fleet operators can use Mission Zero to demonstrate contractual compliance where FORS Silver is specified, either on existing Work-Related Road Risk contracts, or when tendering for them.
“Fleet operators now have another path to meeting both their legal obligations and contractual requirements, it cover all aspects.”
The standard is also recognised by Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) and can be used to demonstrate compliance with the fleet operator requirements of the CLOCS Standard.
The company said based on a full legal compliance audit, it incorporates best practice and includes specific contractual requirements such as TfL WRRR.
Mission Zero also has no upfront fees to register, no subscription fees for operators with 10 vehicles or less as well as a portal that provides access to more than 60 policy procedures, risk assessment and training documents, it said.
Caesari added: “Fleet accreditation should not be expensive or overly challenging for operators. By providing zero or low subscription fees, highly competitive auditing fees, all the documentation that an operator needs free of charge, as well as subsidised training, fleet accreditation is accessible to all fleet operators, irrespective of size.
“Mission Zero and FORS are entirely independent accreditation schemes and being accredited for one does not entitle an operator to be automatically accredited for the other. Separate applications and fees apply for each accreditation scheme.”
The company said it is also donating £10 from every audit it completes to road safety charity, RoadPeace, to help support the work it does to support victims of road crashes and their families.