The Keyline Civils Specialist's fleet of vehicles has been given FORS Gold status by the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) for the tenth year.

FORS recognises exemplary levels of compliance in legal requirements, safety, fuel efficiency, and environmental improvement within fleet operations. To maintain the Gold accreditation, Keyline has demonstrated best practice and an ongoing commitment to operational excellence, by meeting all of the requirements of the Bronze, Silver and Gold standards across its nationwide fleet of almost 200 vehicles.

Achieving the FORS Gold status means Keyline also meets the requirements of the Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) Standard, which looks to ensure collaboration between the construction and fleet sectors to maximise safety at every stage of a project. 

Year on year, Keyline has showcased its commitment to maintaining excellent driver safety through its thorough driver training programme. Carried out at induction and throughout a driver’s career, the training equips drivers with an awareness of work-related road risk – including vulnerable road users and the impact that fleet operations have on the environment. It also explores how the fleet can improve processes and increase awareness in terms of terrorist threat, security and vigilance across its operation.

Keyline is also dedicated to reducing the environmental impact of its fleet by encouraging drivers to adopt safer and more fuel-efficient driving behaviours and through investment in new vehicles and fuel types.

This year, Keyline has also been able to demonstrate its commitment to improving fleet operations following the launch of its updated delivery service.

Dean Pinner, Managing Director at Keyline, explained: “Thanks to our improved delivery service, customers now receive a two-hour delivery window, as well as access to live tracking and information about what products are due to arrive on site. This allows site agents to plan ahead and ensure staff are ready to receive the goods. 

“What’s more, our drivers are equipped with new devices that provide live traffic updates and alerts to hazards both on the road and on site, so they can easily avoid problem routes, keep deliveries on track and make the process much safer, while improving the offloading time.”

Ian Mason, Transport Administration & Accreditations Manager - HSE & Fleet at Keyline, said: “Our customers rely on us to deliver large civils products safely and on time and we are dedicated to going above and beyond to ensure we meet both expectations and standards.

“Achieving the FORS Gold accreditation is testament to our commitment to reducing our own environmental impact as a fleet operator and maintaining the safety of our colleagues, customers and other road users.”