FORS silver accreditation has been awarded to Provender Nurseries. The Kent-based business can now deliver to construction sites requiring this level of accreditation in and around London, which managing director Richard McKenna says “opens a new realm of opportunities.”
The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is designed to drive up standards with operations and recognise best practice in safety, efficiency and environmental protection.
Provender Nurseries’ transport manager Kevin Davies-O’Malley, who worked with team members to achieve the accreditation, says: “Running our own fleet efficiently and safely is of utmost importance to us as a business and to our clients. To be able to offer the professionalism we can, this is down to the high level of training of all our drivers.”
In March, all the business’ drivers took a safe urban driving course cycling around Dartford “to see the road from a cyclists’ perspective,” says Davies-O’Malley.