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Category: Gas

Suffolk mushroom grower prosecuted after workers’ lives put at risk

Friday, April 20, 2012

A company has been fined after a visit by Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors found dangerous conditions in a factory on an industrial estate near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

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Bedford dry cleaners fined for safety failings

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A chain of dry cleaners in Bedford has been fined after putting workers’ lives at risk from a poorly-maintained gas boiler.

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Wigan landlord sentenced over gas safety risk

Friday, April 13, 2012

A Wigan landlord has been prosecuted for putting the life of a tenant at risk by falsifying a gas safety document.

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Basildon landlord prosecuted for putting tenants’ lives at risk

Thursday, March 29, 2012

A woman who owns a number of properties in Basildon which she rents to vulnerable families has been given community service for failing to keep their gas appliances well maintained and safe.

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Carlisle boss fined after ignoring fire warnings

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The owner of a pallet manufacturing firm has appeared in court after he allowed fires to be repeatedly lit at his premises next to gas storage sites in Carlisle.

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Unregistered gas fitter’s work put people at risk

Friday, March 23, 2012

A Wrexham-based gas fitter has been sentenced after installing and illegally servicing equipment which could have resulted in harm to the tenants and landlord of a Wrexham property.

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Lancaster landlord sentenced for putting lives at risk

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

A landlord in Lancaster has been sentenced for putting the lives of a family at risk by failing to arrange an annual gas safety check.

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Staffordshire family exposed to carbon monoxide

Monday, March 12, 2012

A gas engineer from West Bromwich has been prosecuted after a family of five were taken to hospital following exposure to carbon monoxide.

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Let’s talk gas safety – Have your gas appliances checked annually

Monday, March 5, 2012

At this time of year and with the recent cold weather, people will want to keep warm at home. But to keep safe as well as warm, it is important to make sure that your central heating boiler and all of your gas appliances are working properly and have them checked once a year by […]

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Gas engineer left pub kitchen at risk

Friday, February 17, 2012

A gas engineer from Ascot has been fined for work he carried out on a commercial catering gas installation in a local pub, despite not being registered for such work.

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St Helens man sentenced over gas explosion

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Managing Director of a St Helens gas supply firm has appeared in court after he and an employee suffered multiple burns in an explosion.

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RR908 – Vapour cloud formation: Experiments and modelling

Monday, February 13, 2012

Hazard analysis for overfilling of a tank with a volatile liquid is a complex and important problem but (prior to the Buncefield incident) had not been the subject of significant research effort.

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Students keep gas safe – CO poisoning: don’t become a statistic

Monday, February 13, 2012

According to HSE statistics, every year around 15 people die from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. By law, your landlord has to make sure that the gas appliances supplied in your rented accommodation are safe for you to use. As a student, gas safety may not be your top priority, but knowing your rights when you […]

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Illegal Gloucestershire gasman lied about credentials

Friday, February 10, 2012

A Gloucestershire man has been prosecuted for carrying out remedial gas work at a restaurant in Cheltenham while falsely claiming to be registered with Gas Safe Register.

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Landlord prosecuted for putting students at risk

Friday, February 10, 2012

A Glasgow GP has given a conditional discharge and ordered to pay costs after failing to maintain a gas boiler at a student flat he owned in Oxford.

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Bradford man prosecuted for illegal gas work

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A gas fitter from Bradford has been sentenced after leaving an elderly woman at risk when he fitted a new boiler at her home.

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Unregistered gas engineer left householders in danger

Friday, February 3, 2012

An illegal gas engineer lied to a householder about being registered to the industry body and left one property at risk of explosion after carrying out work at premises in Cheltenham.

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Plumber jailed for carrying out illegal gas work

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Suffolk plumber who put lives at risk by illegally working on domestic gas appliances has been sentenced to six months in prison.

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Fire and explosion – Simple guide to dangerous substances

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Explosive atmospheres can be caused by flammable gases, mists or vapours or by combustible dusts. If there is enough of a substance, mixed with air, then all it needs is a source of ignition to cause an explosion. Each year people are injured at work by flammable substances accidentally catching fire or exploding.

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False identity leads to prosecution for Peterborough man

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A self-employed plumber has been fined for posing as a registered gas fitter to try to carry out work on gas appliances at a Peterborough take-away.

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