Rapid Platforms has been awarded FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) Silver accreditation for its good working practices in the way it operates its powered access machine delivery and service van fleets.
FORS is a membership scheme set up to establish industry benchmarks and acknowledge operational efficiency within the freight industry. Through encouraging and recognising the good working practices of individual operators, the scheme aims to improve all areas of freight distribution in London and the UK.
To progress from FORS Bronze to Silver, Rapid Platforms had to demonstrate to FORS assessors that its commitment to safety, reducing CO2 emissions, congestion, collisions and operator costs included areas such as staff training, fleet performance measurement, fleet safety equipment, and incident and collision reporting.
Paul Moss, Rapid Platforms Hoist & Transport Manager, said: "Gaining FORS Silver shows that Rapid Platforms is committed to the safety of the general public and our drivers and to constantly striving to improve vehicle efficiency."
Rapid’s transport fleet includes two new 26 tonne Mercedes vehicles which conform to the latest European standards and are fitted with side scan sensors and cameras, compliant for Crossrail deliveries.