Freight safety is a pressing issue. Trucks and vans are more likely to be involved in fatal or serious injury incidents with pedestrians and cyclists than other vehicles. We believe that more can be done to prevent this.
We are putting road danger reduction at the heart of everything we do. If you operate trucks or vans in our supply chain you will need to meet higher road safety standards. These are known as WRRR requirements.
Since 1 January 2017, we have been turning vehicles away from our sites if they do not meet these standards.
Simply joining FORS isn't enough to meet WRRR requirements. Here is a list of what you have to do to comply:
Vehicles over 3.5 tonnes must be fitted with specified safety features including, but not limited to:
1. blind spot minimisation through direct or indirect visual aids eg:
2. side guards
3. audible left turn warnings
4. rear warning signs
By complying with WRRR, you will:
If the following conditions are met, then early adoption of DVS will form part of your WRRR contractual obligations:
The leaflets below provide more information on compliance with WRRR, and can be printed and distributed to members of your organisation.
Transport for London (TfL) its subsidiaries and service providers will use your personal information for the purposes of administering your WRRR Self certification form, including assessing compliance with WRRR Requirements, managing any correspondence and establishing and defending legal rights. On some occasions, we may need to share your information with - or receive information from - associated organisations or their agents for these purposes, and this includes the Freight Operators Recognition Scheme (FORS). Your personal information will be properly safeguarded and processed in accordance with the requirements of privacy and data protection legislation. To find out more about how TfL handles personal data see our privacy and cookies pages.
WRRR PQQ wording
WRRR contractual requirements
HGV DVS contract schedule
HGV DVS invitation to tender requirements
WRRR for suppliers to TfL
WRRR for subcontractors with TfL
WRRR self-certification form
WRRR: driver training information
At TfL we can support you in achieving compliance with WRRR. In some cases we can help with funding training.
For more information, contact us at WRRRcompliance@tfl.gov.uk.