Management Services

 

Transport Management Services …  Reducing costs, improving profits and increasing efficiency

‘O’ licence applications and management can’t spare, the time?

Not abreast with new and forth coming legislation?

Need an interim Transport Manager / CPC holder don’t know where to look?

Our senior consultant, Mark Gaines, brings over 25 years of first hand transport expertise from driver to transport manager. He is fully qualified, with a Certificate of Professional Competence in International Road Transport and relevant adult teaching qualifications. We are accredited for Driver CPC by JAUPT as a Member of the Institute of Transport Administration (AC00709/12) with external auditing and are able to deliver quality solutions and keep our clients up to date with relevant legislation.

We offer independent Transport Management Consultancy, providing you with the solutions and services for all your: ‘O’ licence, CPC, Tachograph and Driver requirements;

  • Transport Management CPC support – we can offer support to individuals …..
  • ‘O’ Licence applications – we will support you through-out the process from help completing the relevant forms, placing your advertisement, advise regarding financial requirements nd maintenance contracts.
  • FORS pre-auditing services – our lead trainer, Mark Gaines is an accredited FORS practitioner and can offer consultancy to aid you with the knowledge and procedures required to attain accreditation through the FORS auditing process.

FORS Accreditation Consultancy

Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Accreditation Consultancy

Our consultant, Mark Gaines is a qualified FORS practitioner and can provide help and advice regarding your FORS auditing process;

• Carrying out pre-audit consultations and checks, where all the mandatory requirements will be checked and amended if necessary

• Helping you to create and implement necessary systems of work to pass the audit with confidence

• Providing you with a consultant to act on your behalf or alongside you during the audit

• Maintenance of your FORS accreditation with option of quarterly visits to your office to review and update your FORS compliance documents, policies and procedures

• Assistance with progression to Silver and Gold accreditations
Pre-audit consultations
You have decided to obtain Bronze Accreditation and want a second opinion or simply need some assurance? We will provide you with an experienced consultant who will offer guidance to help you understand which areas need improving or need to be addressed as a priority.

FORS Audit Attendance
We recognise that you may not be able to dedicate the necessary time to be present during the audit on the day – an audit will typically take 4 to 6 hours and will require interaction with the auditor throughout.

Maintaining and Managing FORS accreditation
FORS is continuously evolving and annual audits must be undertaken to maintain your Bronze accreditation. To ensure that you are kept up to date and fully compliant during the year and to prepare you for your renewal audit, we provide an option of quarterly visits to your office to review and update your FORS compliance documents, policies and procedures.

Progression to Silver / Gold accreditation
Do you want to move your company on to the next level?
We are able to provide you with advice and guidance on how to prepare for the submission of evidence and key performance indicators in order to achieve Silver / Gold accreditation.
This process involves time at your office in order to review your evidence and determine its suitability, with guidance about how to sustain and manage FORS accreditation on an ongoing basis.

Please get in touch to discuss how we can help you through the process.

Follow this link to the FORS website for further information on the scheme – www.fors.co.uk

OLAT (Operator Licensing Awareness Training)

Operator Licensing Awareness

 

Certified to meet the requirement of the Traffic Commissioner.

This course is delivered as a one day course aimed at Company Directors, Partners and Proprietors and provides an overview of Operator Licence requirements to re-affirm the undertakings given to the Traffic Commissioner when applying for an ‘O’ Licence.

The course may also be required to be undertaken following an instruction from a Traffic Commissioner. This is common when an Operator holding either a Standard or Restricted Operator License and has appeared at a Public Inquiry. The Institute course complies fully with the expectations of the Traffic Commissioners.

The Operator Licence Awareness Training (OLAT) course is designed to give the operator the ability to prevent future non-compliance, covering:
• Operator Licensing – Application; Conditions; Notifiable Changes; Legal Responsibilities
• Safe Loading of Vehicles – including Load Restraint, calculation of payload and safe load distribution
• Weights and Dimensions of Vehicles
• Drivers Hours – EU drivers hours and the Road Transport Working Time Directive; Drivers Hours Records for    Analogue and Digital Tachographs; Working Time Directive for non-driving personnel; Planning Safe Overnight Parking
• Driver Licensing
• Speed Limits
• Planned Preventive Maintenance – including Drivers’ Defect Reporting; Enforcement
• Operational Security
• Operator Compliance Risk Scores (OCRS)