All suppliers and subcontractors working with TfL must meet our road safety standards. These are known as Work Related Road Risk (WRRR) requirements.
To be fully compliant, you must meet our vehicle specifications and ensure that your drivers have had certain training. The aim of these measures is to reduce the risk of collisions between commercial vehicles and vulnerable road users.
Benefits of WRRR compliance
By complying with WRRR, you will:
- Save lives and protect communities by reducing the risk of fatal, serious and slight collisions
- Reduce vehicle downtime and delays to deliveries
- Reduce costs by saving money spent on insurance claims and premiums, and vehicle repairs
- Reduce reputational risk, eg association with a supplier involved in a serious or fatal collision
- Demonstrate that your organisation is fulfilling its public duty
How to comply with WRRR
There is a common misconception that membership of FORS is all that is needed to be compliant with WRRR rules. In fact, depending on who you are you'll need to take the following measures:
- Be FORS accredited to a minimum Bronze level or equivalent. Accreditation to Silver level or above ensures that all WRRR requirements are met
- Report, investigate and analyse collisions using a reporting tool, such as CLOCS Manager
- Have a valid driving licence for the vehicle they are driving
- Provide proof that they have received approved WRRR training that includes the safety of vulnerable road users, such as the Safe Urban Driving (SUD) or Van Smart course within the last five years. A list of approved training courses can be found on the FORS website
- Provide proof that they have completed a FORS e-learning safety module in the last 12 months
Vehicles over 3.5 tonnes must be fitted with additional safety equipment including, but not limited to, these features:
1. Blind spot minimisation through direct or indirect visual aids eg:
- Class V and VI mirrors (plus)
- Fresnel Lens (or)
- Camera systems (or)
- Proximity warning systems
3. Audible left turn warnings
4. Rear warning signs
The leaflets below provide more information on compliance with WRRR, and can be printed and distributed to the relevant members of your organisation.
Help with WRRR compliance
At TfL we can support you in achieving compliance with WRRR, including in some cases by providing funding.
For more information, contact us at WRRRcompliance@tfl.gov.uk.