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Brakes Ireland Achieve Gold Accreditation from FTAI

16/09/2016
FTA Ireland is delighted to announce its first Gold accreditation – the highest level in its operator compliance scheme - which has been awarded to Brakes Ireland.

Brakes has been a member of the scheme since 2012 and has shown consistently high standards of compliance and professionalism in the day-to-day management of its fleet and drivers.

Aidan Flynn, FTA Ireland’s General Manager Business Services, said “As the first FTA Ireland member to achieve this standard, Brakes has demonstrated that the company consistently meets the minimum legal standards in fatigue, roadworthiness, driver competence, road traffic rules, safe and secure loads, road haulage operator licencing, professional competence, sustainable operations and contractor and agency management.

“In addition, Brakes demonstrated the highest standards of KPI and quality monitoring with continuous improvement at the cornerstone of how it carries out its business. This is a significant achievement for Brakes and a milestone for the membership of FTA Ireland.”

Richard Mc Grath, Brakes Ireland Operations Director, said “Brakes Ireland is delighted to achieve the highest standard in operator compliance with the FTAI Gold accreditation and obtaining Gold means we are ensuring the safety our colleagues, customers and members of the public at all times”

Brakes has set the standard not just for FTA Ireland’s members to follow but also within the transport and logistics sector. The accreditation scheme recognises the effort made by companies make in operating to the highest professional and compliance standards for both their drivers and their vehicles. As such, earned recognition must be valued by consignors, insurers and clients of operators that strive to achieve these standards.

The FTA Ireland accreditation scheme is an initiative developed by FTA Ireland members. With the accreditation available at Bronze, Silver and Gold standards, it aims to recognise, encourage and promote good practice in the operation of goods and passenger vehicles. FTAI members wanted to develop a graduated accreditation system in order to encourage improvement in the sector and recognise those organisations operating at the highest levels.