Bywaters is delighted that FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme, has recognised Mohamed Abdurhaim, Logistics Support Manager at Bywaters, one of the UK's largest recycling and resource management companies, as its 600th FORS Practitioner.
Bywaters, a FORS Gold member, strongly believes in the importance of training. Mohamed is the second individual in the company to achieve FORS Practitioner status, and, having already rolled out Safe Urban Driving courses to staff, Bywaters is also working with its local council training scheme to cooperate more generally on improving road safety.
Bywaters' £7 million fleet of 62 eco-friendly vehicles comprises 25 dustcarts, 5 tail-lift vehicles, 13 skip-loaders, 17 hook-loaders and two cage-tipper vehicles for the new Rapid Response service. All vehicles meet Euro 5/6 emission standards and have heralded quieter operations and a much-reduced carbon emission standard (up to 96% reduction compared to non-Euro 5/6 vehicles).
With Bywaters' continued focus on fuel efficiency, Mohamed found the course on 'Reducing Fuel Use and Minimising Environmental Impacts' particularly useful. "We've already made a number of improvements to our fuel efficiency," added Mohamed, "but the environmental impact of freight logistics is something of which every operator needs to be aware. We've brought two new vehicles onto our fleet," he said, "but the course on fuel efficiency was really useful for identifying other methods where we can reduce the impact of our older vehicles."
(L to R) John Hix, FORS Director congratulates Mohamed Abdurahim, Logistics Support Manager, Bywaters, with Mick Kemp, Head of FORS Training.