FORS and Direct Vision Standard Solutions

Is legislation the reason for needing vehicle CCTV for your fleet? We are here to help you find the right solution for your business.

FORS is Voluntary  – The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary accreditation scheme encompassing all aspects of safety, fuel efficiency, vehicle emissions and improved operations. FORS helps fleet operators to measure and monitor performance and alter their operations in order to demonstrate best practice. It is open to operators of vans, lorries, mini-buses, coaches and other vehicles, and to the organisations that award contracts to those operators.

DVS is Mandatory – The Direct Vision Standard (DVS) and safety permit for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) requires all lorries over 12 tonnes gross vehicle weight to be granted a permit to enter or operate in Greater London. The scheme was created to improve the safety of all road users, including pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.

What is the difference between FORS and DVS?

FORS Silver DVS
Side Proximity Sensors A Close-proximity sensor and audible driver alert system to notify the driver of road users in the near side blind spot A sensor system that alerts the driver of the presence of a vulnerable road user fitter to the nearside of the vehicle
Front Proximity Sensors Additional front sensors with coverage as defined by the UNECE regulation 46. Class VI mirror coverage zone
Left Side Camera A camera system that monitors the near-side vehicle blind spot A fully operational camera monitoring system should to be fitted to the nearside of the vehicle
Rear Camera Rigid goods vehicles over 7.5 tonnes fitted with camera system to monitor the rear blind spot of the vehicle
Front Camera Camera system should monitor front blind spot
Right Side Camera Camera system should monitor off-side blind spot
Mobile Recording Camera system should be able to digitally record incidents and assist in driver training and development
Left Turn External Warning Audible vehicle manoeuvring warning to warn vulnerable road users when a vehicle is turning left Audible vehicle manoeuvring warning to warn vulnerable road users when a vehicle is turning left
Should be fitted with a manual switch to mute the sound when required. The device should have a manual on/off switch for use between the hours of 23.30 and 07.00
May be supplemented with a visual warning to vulnerable road users Should consider a system that combines spoken warnings and white noise
Reversing Alarm Rear warning alarm activated when reverse gear is engaged
Should be fitted with a manual switch to mute the sound when required, such as operating between 23.30 and 07.00

Why Choose Centrad?

  • A 100% satisfaction guarantee – If you are not completely satisfied with our products you get a complete refund. It is as simple as that.
  • Over 10 years of experience and a network of fully qualified and insured installers.
  • In the unlikely event of something going wrong with our products, you are covered by our full 2-year warranty.
  • Unlimited lifetime support. We are here to help every step of the way.

Real-time Tracking

CENLive is a user friendly service supplied by Centrad to help you monitor your fleet in real time with full live / remote viewing of video footage and GPS tracking.

Our CENLive system also allows you to access you to also view and playback footage remotely from the vehicle, removing the requirement for having to wait for the vehicle to return back to depot and remove the hard drive. Reduces the hassle and time of plugging your DVR into your computer systems to retrieve data after an incident.  

Need some help choosing the right FORS package for your fleet?

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