Tarmac paves way for fleet safety through commitment to HGV accreditation
Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business, has been reaccredited to undertake the rigorous Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) audit process for its whole UK and subcontractor fleet, cementing its status as an industry leader for HGV safety.
The latest reaccreditation builds on the company’s long-standing work to improve HGV fleet safety, which in 2014 saw it become the first UK operator to be approved by FORS to undertake whole-fleet accreditation. More than 1,800 vehicles in Tarmac’s fleet are now FORS accredited.
Sean McGrae, senior national transport manager, Tarmac, said: “As the operator of one of the largest HGV fleets in the industry we are constantly working to improve standards and safety is our first priority.
“We’re delighted to retain our whole fleet accreditation from FORS which highlights our ongoing commitment to improving safety and environmental levels across both our own and our subcontractor fleet, as well in the wider supply chain.”
Tarmac has a team of fully trained FORS auditors to ensure that every vehicle in its HGV fleet complies with the standard and that independent contract hauliers are given guidance and support along with additional driver training.
Peter Binham, freight and fleet programme manager, Transport for London, said: “Tarmac’s innovative approach to develop an accredited in-house capability to audit its fleet and subcontractor vehicles represents a major corporate commitment to boost vehicle and driver safety standards.
“By taking these steps the company has helped to efficiently drive compliance, embed consistent standards and provide its subcontractor drivers with the tools to embrace behavioural change.”
The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme is a voluntary accreditation scheme that promotes best practice for commercial vehicle operators. It encompasses all aspects of safety, efficiency, and environmental protection by encouraging and training fleet operators to measure, monitor and improve performance.