Edward Baden Specialist Movers is elated to be accredited the Silver Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) 2019, an upgrade from our current Bronze accreditation! The Silver FORS accreditation is the embodiment of quality operators actively committing to improving safety, environmental impact and efficiency.
For the past 15 years, the Edward Baden Group and its sister companies; Edward Baden Specialist Movers, Easycrate, Cube Self Storage, Cube Fine Art Services and Cube Records Management Services have been providing clients with seamless relocation services, professional crate hire services, excellent storage services, bespoke fine art storage and transport as well as confidential document management.
Read the full press release on this delightful news below:
Edward Baden Relocation Receive Silver FORS Accreditation
Relocation specialists Edward Baden have gained recognition for their work to benefit the environment, improve the training of employees, and reduce incidents in the workplace and on the road.
The company, which is based on Bellbrook Industrial Estate in Uckfield and operates worldwide, has completed the Silver FORS Accreditation (The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) which aims to raise the level of quality within fleet operations, and demonstrate which operators are achieving the standard.
Management, vehicles, drivers and operations are all taken into account to meet the standard. Each section requires information based on legal compliance, safety, efficiency, environment, security and counter terrorism.
Head of operations John Brooker said: “We are extremely proud of our Silver FORS accreditation. We have worked hard to achieve the silver standard which improves safety across the industry - protecting people and the planet.
He continued; “Many of our customers are now expecting their suppliers to have quality standards that comply with FORS. Conforming to the silver standard benefits the environment, improves the training of our employees and helps reduce incidents in the workplace and on the road.”
The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) was introduced by Transport For London, but is now administered by FORS Community Partnership (FCP) which comprises AECOM, The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT) and Fleet Source.
Management standards require the review, revision and retaining of all policies and procedures, risk assessments, method statements and supporting documentation.
Vehicles standards require that vehicles are serviceable and roadworthy. Part of the silver standard requires camera and audible warning safety equipment to help protect vulnerable road users, this also complies with Transport for London’s (TFL) HGV safety permit scheme.
Driver standards ensure that drivers are licensed to operate vehicles and any risks that have been identified are monitored and managed. Drivers also have a professional development plan to ensure training is provided to improve knowledge, skills and attitudes.
Operations standards require Edward Baden to be as efficient as possible while minimising safety, environmental and congestion impacts on the road network.
Fuel consumption and vehicle emissions need to be monitored. The Edward Baden fleet of vehicles are Euro 6 compliant which means they are six times more efficient for the environment, than a Euro 5 engine.
Silver standard requires additional information about performance data, fuel emissions and air quality, road risk, professional development, vehicle safety equipment, noise pollution, internal communications and sub-contracted services, and was awarded to Edward Baden Relocation Services on 18th August 2019.
Craig Fryer, Group Managing Director, commented; “This accreditation is the latest milestone within our long-term strategy of quality training, improved health and safety, reducing our carbon footprint and continuous commercial improvements.”
* Edward Baden is a leading commercial and personal property relocation company which has grown with its clients, and their needs, over the past 15 years. The company offers relocation services, record management and archiving, fine art storage and transport, storage services and crate hire services. Find out more: www.edwardbaden.co.uk