Pura, natural external facades specialist, has gained FORS accreditation for its in-house delivery fleet, demonstrating its commitment to the safe and efficient running of its transportation.

The Fleet Operator Scheme (FORS) was set up to champion best practice within the haulage and transport sector and is awarded following the strict auditing of four key areas of a fleet; management, vehicles, drivers and operations.

Having reviewed Pura’s processes and procedures covering areas such as load safety, driver training, vehicle checks and health & safety policies, FORS awarded the Birmingham-based fleet with a bronze award. At this level operators are ready to meet the requirements of the Safer Lorry Scheme. This mandates basic safety equipment (side under-run protection and safety mirrors) on all commercial vehicles over 3.5t.

Joining a select group of 5,000 UK fleets, Pura can not only pride itself on running a safe and professional fleet, but also expect much better fuel efficiency, according to statistics from FORS.

James Butler, commercial director of Pura Facades, said: “We’re obviously delighted to have been awarded this accreditation, which demonstrates our commitment to running a safe and efficient fleet.

“The FORS standard is based on the three pillars of being safer, smarter and greener – and that is exactly where we want to be with our fleet. We fabricate and deliver high performance, safe and environmentally friendly products to construction sites all over the UK and Ireland. And it’s great to know that our transport meets the very highest standards too.”

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