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Riwal maintains silver FORS standard for safe fleet operations

Powered access hire and sales specialist RIWAL UK has achieved its Silver re-accreditation under the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS).

The success proves Riwal, which has held FORS Silver for two years, meets recognised higher quality fleet transport standards.

The scheme, set up by Transport for London (TfL), is designed to support fleet operators that set high standards for public safety, business performance and environmental protection.

Under FORS, there are three standards, Bronze, Silver and Gold. Silver and Gold FORS members are designated as being high-quality operators who are committed to becoming safer, more sustainable and more efficient.

The success means Riwal UK holds Silver FORS accreditation for transport of powered access hire machines that include articulating boom lifts, telescopic boom lifts, and scissor lifts.

Many leading contractors in London now require suppliers to hold Bronze FORS accreditation when delivering to their sites, but Riwal UK has gone a step further by holding Silver accreditation.

Riwal UK Rental and Fleet Manager Gary Specht said: “Our clients value the assurance of working with partners who set the highest standards. Delivering and collecting powered access equipment, especially in congested urban areas, takes a lot of skill.

”We want to always pay close attention to the safety and wellbeing of other road users, most importantly the more vulnerable, such as pedestrians and cyclists.

“Testing ourselves against the FORS standards while adding our own insights gleaned from operations around the world, keeps us striving to improve road safety and enhance transport sustainability.”

To achieve Silver FORS accreditation, Riwal passed independent rigorous inspections across its sites.

It also submitted detailed documentation to prove it achieved stringent standards under the FORS criteria: management, vehicles, drivers and operations, key performance indicators, CO2 emissions, accident rates and setting best driving practice.