FORS suspends audits due to coronavirus outbreak

The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) has announced that, following the impact of Covid-19, all FORS Bronze site audit activity will be suspended from next Monday, March 23 until further notice.

An official communication to the scheme‚Äôs primary and secondary contacts yesterday, March 19, stated: “Organisations with audits booked to take place up to and including Monday, March 23, 2020 can cancel them if they wish and receive a full audit refund. Cancellation charges will not apply.

“Organisations with audits booked to take place after March 23 will receive a full refund and cancellation charges will not apply.

“The Silver and Gold evidencing system will remain open for organisations that wish to submit an application for auditing but this is optional.

“From March 23 until further notice your FORS accreditation status will be maintained at its current level and there will be no Bronze, Silver or Gold downgrades where accreditation dates are exceeded.”