Keyline Achieves Gold Standard For Second Year to Maintain Rail Industry First
Keyline has been awarded the Gold Standard for FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) for the second year running. As a result, the company remains the only builders merchant supplying the rail industry to achieve the accolade that is part of a Transport for London (TfL) initiative that aims to improve freight distribution in the capital.
The Gold Standard recognises the highest levels of safety, efficiency and environmental responsibility within Keylines fleet operation that delivers to Crossrail, Tfl and Network Rail sites. As part of the Travis Perkins Group, it has met industry-leading performance criteria and demonstrated a tracking record in improving sustainability. This includes operational targets based on reducing CO2 emissions and vehicle incidents, improving efficiency and maintaining high levels of health and safety.
Richard Wade, Rail Sector Manager at Keyline said: Keyline is committed to the highest levels of safety, efficiency and environmental responsibility to meet the needs of Network Rail, London Underground and Crossrail. Earlier this year we became the first building materials provider to achieve. This annual award requires our transport operation to prove that the standards set out the previous year have been maintained and that we are continuing to stay ahead of our competitors in the way that we purchase and operate our fleet of vehicles, apply safety equipment and train our drivers.
FORS is part of the wider London Freight Plan and provides a quality and performance benchmark for the freight industry. It has four membership levels member, bronze, silver and gold which reward best practise and operational excellence.