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Scaffolder in Breach of Undertaking and with Poor Compliance Record Keeps Licence at Public Inquiry

This scaffolder, represented by barrister Harry Bowyer, was too keen on the scaffolding side of his business rather than LGV compliance. He failed to meet an undertaking to prove financial standing, failed to respond to letters from the Office of the Traffic Commissioner, failed to keep to his PMI intervals, failed to carry out daily defect inspections, failed to monitor his driver’s tachographs properly and failed to keep sufficient in his bank account to meet financial standing requirements.

The call in letter came as a nasty shock to him and he called in reputable transport consultants who in turn called in SBC.

It was plain to everyone from the DVSA downwards that the faults were down to naivety rather than any malicious intent or attempt to gain financial advantage. He had sufficient for financial standing but not in the right bank account.

The transport consultant set up proper systems for the operator to follow and arranged for training in the areas where the operator’s knowledge was weak. The licence was allowed to continue subject to a temporary curtailment and a number of undertakings.

Case Details

Case Name: Scaffolder in Breach of Undertaking and with Poor Compliance Record Keeps Licence at Public Inquiry
Case Date: November 2017
Case Type (info): Public Inquiry

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