The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary scheme for fleet operators. Its purpose is to raise the level of quality within fleet operations, and to demonstrate which operators are accomplishing its high standards.


FORS encourages operators to take a closer look at themselves and identify areas of strength to be exploited and areas for improvement to be addressed. A successful bronze assessment provides an operator with reassurance that their operation is being run safely, efficiently and in an environmentally sound manner. The FORS logo allows potential customers to readily distinguish FORS operators from other operators. Users of fleet operator services may ask that their suppliers are FORS recognised.


There are four key areas to this standard:

  • Management
  • Vehicles
  • Drivers
  • Operations


Within each section below there are several pieces of information:

  • Requirement
  • Purpose
  • Demonstration
  • Support and Guidance


Requirements are primarily based around:

  • Legal compliance
  • Safety
  • Efficiency
  • Environmental protection.



“SMA Worldwide Ltd are proud to be FORS Accredited. It gives us the perfect platform to monitor, manage and improve our efficiency and service excellence. It is part of the best practice culture we want to put in place across our Organisation.” said Alex Stewart, Operations Supervisor at SMA.

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