The Baxle team are proud of our high standards of service, road safety and quality of vehicles. We are FORS Gold standard members of The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme which is a voluntary accreditation scheme for fleet operators. The scheme provides evidence of our exemplary standards of safety, efficiency and environmental responsibility. We also insist that our workshop technicians hold an Irtec licence to ensure competence and high workmanship standards in truck maintenance.

The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme

The scope of the FORS Gold Standard relates to the management of the fleet operation and its vehicles and drivers. Where applicable, FORS operators must adhere to employment law and specific regulations relating to health and safety, general data protection and preventing illegal working.

There are four key areas to the FORS Standard:

  • Management
  • Vehicles
  • Drivers
  • Operations

Within each section the following requirements are based on:

  • Legal compliance
  • Safety
  • Efficiency
  • Environment
  • Security and counter-terrorism
  • Purpose – detail reasons why the specific outcome is required
  • Demonstration – details specific outputs that demonstrate how the requirement will be met


Baxle’s workshop mechanics are required to be independently Irtec accredited

Irtec is an independent accreditation and validates the competence of technicians working to maintain the commercial vehicle, trailer and passenger carrying industries. An Irtec licence is valid for five years and tests both the knowledge and practical level of an individual.

Irtec is managed for the Institute of Road Transport Engineers (IRTE) by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) and delivered by accredited centres in the UK and abroad. This partnership allows quality and independent assurance of the scheme. Irtec not only enables individual technicians to develop their skills as they move through their career, but also helps employers to demonstrate their commitment to technical excellence