Health & Safety

Health & Safety

Great Strides in Haulier Contractors’ Standards

Great strides were made in 2015 by CEMEX to ensure more subcontractors used by the company met the standards of the Fleet Operators Recognition Scheme (FORS).

By the end of 2015, 169 subcontractors in CEMEX Logistics, covering aggregates, asphalt, bulk cement and building products, were FORS registered or accredited.

While in Readymix concrete, where all the operators are independent haulier contractors (IHC), the Greater London fleet of 66 operators are all accredited.

For the Readymix business a key element for their success in 2015 was working with FORS to instigate a quality management system which would help individual hauliers to achieve accreditation. In 2016 work will continue with IHCs who operate in major conurbations outside London.

In the aggregate and asphalt business, 150 subcontractors who transported over 65% by volume of aggregates and asphalt in 2015, were FORS registered or accredited. The target for 2016 is over 80%.

FORS is a voluntary certification scheme run by Transport for London (TFL). Last month TFL announced that there were more than 3,500 registered accredited operators, highlighting ever increasing support for the scheme and commitment to raise professional standards.