A scaffolder that ran a vehicle without a valid MoT or Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) has been banned from the industry for two years. Tim Blackmore, traffic commissioner (TC) for the North East (pictured), said that Blaydon-on-Tyne-based Craig Scott, who traded as CS Scaffolding, had little regard for the O-licensing requirements and had no desire to comply with the law. Scott came to the TC’s attention after a roadside check in Newcastle last year resulted in four prohibitions being issued.
A poultry firm has been suspended from operating trucks for 14 days after it sidestepped a former O-licence revocation by borrowing another operator’s licence. Birmingham-based Adam Halal Foods has also had its O-licence curtailed from two vehicles to one for an indefinite period of time and has had several undertakings added to its licence.
Lancashire-based R Plevin & Sons has been fined £216,000 after a worker fell from a moving floor trailer and died. Worker Paul Littlewood fell four metres while manually removing sheeting from the trailer at the wood waste company’s site in Hazlehead, Sheffield, in June 2014. He died from his injuries. The HSE said the trailer access to the work platform at the front was protected by a single manually-fastened wire rope, which was normally fastened to a vertical post with a carabiner.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".