Evidence of Gary Hood, Personnel Selection
P You were recruitment consultant at Personnel Selection in April 1998?
P You interviewed Simon Jones in April 1998 and asked him if he had had experience of dock work?
GH He said he had worked for a couple of days at Newhaven as a casual labourer.
P You went through the normal procedures?
J Did you ask what work he had done in docks?
GH He said labouring.
P On the evening of 23 rd April 1998 you had a request from Euromin for workers?
P (refers to document) It says here, send Simon Jones to docks for 8.30, is that your writing?
P Was the request for 1 or more than 1 worker?
GH It was for 2.
P Was it Grant who made the request?
P Did you find 2 workers at short notice?
P So Simon was given a hat etc and sent by taxi at 7.45?
D You went through the normal procedures including discussing health and safety with regard to dock work form GA1?
D This form was tailor made for docks?
D This was part of the Company's literature?
D You went through this form with Simon Jones?
D On the 4 th line up it says, always stand clear of the load being lifted?
D So you were providing him with safety notes?
GH This form was produced by the Company when dealing with Cocoa boats at Shoreham and was for labourers unloading on the quay side.
D Did it contain specific advice for labourers working in the ship's hold?
D You were satisfied that Simon Jones was suitable to send to Euromin?