AFI has gained Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Gold reaccreditation for its good working practices in the way it operates its machine delivery and service van fleets.
The FORS scheme has been set up to raise the level of quality within fleet operations and to demonstrate which operations are accomplishing the highest standards in London and the UK.
AFI Group Operational Support Manager Paul Shipman said: “Becoming FORS Gold accredited last year and gaining reaccreditation this year shows that AFI is fully committed to safety and environmental issues and is at the forefront of the powered access industry in striving to improve standards in all aspects of our business.”
“Gaining FORS accreditation also enabled AFI to seamlessly meet the requirements of the Construction Logistics & Cycle Safety Scheme (known as CLOCS) which is being adopted by a number of major contractors and construction companies. Designed to protect cyclists, it lays out requirements for traffic management both on and off construction sites for vehicles over 3.5 tonnes.
AFI safety and environmental initiatives for its vehicle fleets include telemetry systems to monitor driver performance, the Careful Drivers Incentive scheme and a Fuel Efficiency Incentive scheme for drivers of its commercial delivery vehicles.
Under the Careful Drivers scheme, drivers receive a bonus to recognise their careful driving. The Fuel Efficiency scheme scores driver performance on a weekly basis from A (excellent) through to G (very poor) based on the following key areas: acceleration, cruise control, engine idle, green band driving, harsh braking, over-revving, and over-speed.
AFI has made substantial investments in its delivery fleet to ensure that its vehicles conform to the latest European standards on emissions. They are fitted with a range of safety, fuel saving and emission reducing devices.
AFI operates about 100 delivery and service vehicles throughout England, Scotland and Wales.