Transport for London (TfL) has offered fleet operators a choice of compliance schemes, as part of its decision to accredit fleet quality standard Mission Zero. Following this change, Mission Zero would become equivalent to FORS Silver and compliant with TfL’s work-related road risk (WRRR) contract clauses.
“Mission Zero was developed to ensure fleet operators had a choice in meeting procurement requirements so this official accreditation and recognition by TfL is incredibly important in achieving this objective. Fleet operators can use Mission Zero to demonstrate contractual compliance where FORS Silver is specified, either on existing Work-Related Road Risk contracts, or when tendering for them,” commented Nick Caesari, CEO of Mission Zero.
Recognised by CLOCS (Construction Logistics and Community Safety), Mission Zero can be used to demonstrate compliance with the fleet operator requirements of the CLOCS Standard. So far, it has attracted strong interest from operators, with accredited operators on the scheme including Speedy, O’Donovan’s, BOC, Sunbelt, Kilnbridge, Continental Landscapes and Flannery’s.
The scheme, based on a full legal compliance audit, was launched in December last year in collaboration with Fleet Source and various UK fleet operators, such as Align JV, Speedy, Sunbelt, Kilnbridge, Continental Landscapes, Flannery’s and Darcica. It incorporates industry best practice and includes specific contractual requirements such as TfL WRRR.
“Fleet operators now have another path to meeting both their legal obligations and contractual requirements, it cover all aspects,” added Caesari.
Mission Zero has no upfront fees to register and no subscription fees for smaller operators of ten vehicles or less.
It also has a dedicated accreditation portal that provides access to over 60 policy and procedures, risk assessment and training documents that are all provided free of charge.
“Fleet accreditation should not be expensive or overly challenging for operators. By providing zero or low subscription fees, highly competitive auditing fees, all the documentation that an operator needs free of charge, as well as subsidised training, fleet accreditation is accessible to all fleet operators, irrespective of size,” explained Caesari.
Mission Zero is also donating £10 from every audit it completes to national road safety charity RoadPeace, supporting the vital work they do in supporting road crash victims and their families.