FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, has recognised Mohamed Abdurahim, logistics support manager at Bywaters (Leyton) as its 600th practitioner.
The FORS practitioner course comprises a series of nine workshops designed to provide a thorough grounding in best practice for commercial vehicle operators, supported by the latest industry developments.
Covering crucial topics for transport, health and safety, and logistics managers, such as developing road transport policy, safe and efficient fleet management, and monitoring and measuring road fleet performance, delegates can attend one or all of the nine workshops, and in any order. All workshops must be completed to gain FORS practitioner status.
Bywaters is also a FORS Gold member and Abdurahim is the second individual in the company to achieve FORS practitioner status, and, having already rolled out safe urban driving courses to staff, the company is also working with its local council training scheme to cooperate more generally on improving road safety.
Abdurahim undertook the series of FORS practitioner workshops to better his knowledge and learn from industry experts. He said: “The trainers were really knowledgeable, able to answer all my questions and clearly had a lot of experience in the sector. I would thoroughly recommend the courses to others in the industry looking to improve their fleet operations.”
FORS director John Hix said: “Congratulations to Mohamed on becoming a FORS practitioner; an important milestone for himself and Bywaters. It is a testament to his enthusiasm and dedication, and we welcome him to this select and highly respected group.
“Training is a crucial part of FORS accreditation and we are delighted that 600 people have now completed the FORS practitioner series of workshops.”
FORS practitioner courses are fully funded for current FORS accredited members and there is a requirement throughout FORS Bronze, Silver and Gold for operators to demonstrate staff undergo approved, progressive training.