Scaffold company has operator licence revoked

Creo Scaffolding Ltd was found guilty at a public inquiry in Pontypridd of operating three vehicles when it had an operator licence for just one, and now the company has now had its operator licence revoked.

Furthermore, the company’s director, Gareth Williams, failed to keep records for 15 months of driver defect reports, safety inspections and routine maintenance and make them available when requested to do so in advance of the public inquiry, failed to respond to DVSA’s requests to attend new operator seminars, failed to provide records in advance of the public inquiry, as required, failed to ensure that the company complied with its licence obligations as to systems and record keeping and failed to demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the requirements of the operator licensing regime.

It was found that, due to the seriousness of the failings, the company is therefore not fit to hold an operator’s licence.

Victoria Davies, Traffic Commissioner for Wales, found that there was little to put on the positive side of the balancing exercise and gave consideration as to whether she should disqualify the operator from holding an operator licence in the future.

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