Scaffolder fined more than £24,000 for series of offences

Chris Tindall
January 31, 2017


An operator taken to court by City of London Police and the DVSA for a host of traffic offences has been fined more than £24,000.

ALP Scaffolding Services appeared at City of London Magistrates' Court on 18 January for having no goods vehicle test certificate, not fitting a tachograph in accordance with the law, not paying the HGV road user levy and contravening a traffic regulation order by having no Class 6 mirrors fitted.

In addition, the company was found to have no goods vehicle O-licence, was using an unauthorised operating centre and had failed to comply with a section of the Transport Act 1968.

Added together with police costs and a victim surcharge, the Welwyn Garden City-based company was fined a total of £24,255.

The Office of the Traffic Commissioner told that ALP Scaffolding Services has also had its O-licence revoked following a public inquiry on 1 December 2016.

As well as the use of an unauthorised operating centre, the East of England traffic commissioner (TC) took into account a breach of the licence conditions, the issuing of prohibition notices and fixed penalties and a failure to conduct safety inspections and fulfil undertakings.

An OTC spokesman said TC Richard Turfitt also made an order to disqualify director Christopher O’Connor for three years.

About the Author


Chris Tindall

Chris Tindall started writing for the haulage and logistics industry in 2002 and quickly realised there was enough going on to keep him busy for a very long time. He’s covered a broad range of significant issues, including GPS jamming by criminals, platooning, Brexit and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the lack of safe and secure lorry parks and he helped secure the release of a lorry driver in a Polish jail due to misuse of the European Arrest Warrant.

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