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Landlord fined for taking risks with gas safety

Thursday, October 6, 2011

A man who rented out his Huddersfield home left his tenant at risk by ignoring repeated warnings to have the gas appliances in the property safety-checked.

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Gas safety – Frequently asked questions

Monday, October 3, 2011

Answers to home owners’ most popular questions

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Gas Safety Week 12 – 18 September

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Gas Safety Week aims to raise awareness of practical gas safety advice for homeowners and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances. Badly fitted and poorly serviced gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning. By taking care of your gas appliances properly you are taking care of your […]

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Gas microsite relaunched

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The gas microsite has been relaunched and provides: Information gas consumers need to know in order to manage gas appliances/equipment safely and tells you what to do in an emergency, regulation of health and safety for the onshore natural gas industry and the safe use of LPG.

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Willenhall man prosecuted for illegal gas work

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A gas engineer from Willenhall has been prosecuted for illegally carrying out work at a house in Cannock.

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HSE issues gas detector safety alert

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

This alert is to warn workers using a Status Mentor PGD2 gas detector that some of them may be giving false readings due to software configuration. None of these gas detector should be used until its software and configuration has been verified.

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Gas safety on holiday – Take care, be Gas Safe at home and away

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

When you go away, whether staying in a B&B, villa, chalet, hotel, caravan or boat, you might be more vulnerable than in your own home. Gas safety regulations vary across the world. Gas Safe Register recommends that anyone taking a trip away follows simple gas safety precautions.

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RR888 – HSE/Ofgem: 10 year review of the Iron Mains Replacement Programme

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

introduced in 2002 to address ‘societal concern’ regarding the potential for failure of cast iron gas mains and the consequent risk of injuries, fatalities and damage to buildings (defined as incidents). HSE and Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) have commissioned jointly an independent review to assess the progress of the Iron Mains Replacement […]

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Gas eBulletin – Subscribe for free email news and updates

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Receive a free email detailing the latest developments on the gas website. We’ll ask you to confirm your subscription, then send you a copy of the most recent bulletin. You will receive an update every month.

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Seaton gas fitter fined for work on gas boiler and fire

Friday, August 5, 2011

A gas fitter left a boiler he had serviced in a potentially unsafe condition, Exeter magistrates heard today.

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Plumber sentenced after explosion at Willenhall bungalow

Monday, July 18, 2011

A Wolverhampton plumber has been given a ten-month suspended jail sentence for causing a gas explosion and fire in which a pensioner sustained 21 per cent burns rescuing his nine-year-old granddaughter.

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Warwickshire man fined for carrying out dangerous gas work

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A gas engineer from South Warwickshire has been prosecuted by HSE for carrying out dangerous work that put two people at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Cornwall caravan site owner operated without gas safety certificate

Friday, July 1, 2011

A caravan at a site in Cornwall was rented out without gas safety certificates, a court heard today.

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Demolition company fined for failing to meet basic gas and electricity safety regulations

Friday, June 17, 2011

A demolition company has been fined following a dangerous occurrence involving the release of over half a tonne of gas. It also carried out work while electricity supplies to the buildings undergoing demolition remained live.

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Wiltshire man sentenced to 300 hours community service over faulty gas work he was not registered to do

Thursday, June 16, 2011

A Wiltshire man has been prosecuted for illegally carrying out gas work at a neighbour’s home which could have put them at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Solihull man fined for carrying out illegal gas work

Monday, June 13, 2011

A Solihull man has been prosecuted by HSE for carrying out gas work at an elderly widow’s home without being registered to do so.

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Gas Safety Advice Line enquiry service – partnership opportunity

Friday, June 10, 2011

HSE is seeking to appoint a partner organisation, with a proven track record of providing guidance and advice on gas related safety issues, to jointly deliver its Gas Safety Advice Line enquiry service, for a period of approximately seven years, from 01 October 2011.

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Unregistered gas installer put Lincolnshire lives at risk

Friday, May 27, 2011

An unregistered gas installation company and its director illegally carried out work on properties across Lincolnshire, putting residents’ lives at risk.

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Don’t DIY with gas – Always use a Gas Safe registered engineer

Friday, May 27, 2011

Remember when planning home improvements, DIY gas work won’t save you money – it could cost your life. Don’t try to fit, fix or move gas appliances such as a boiler or cooker – use a Gas Safe registered engineer who has the right skills to carry this work out safely.

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Landlord fined for illegal and dangerous gas work

Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Glasgow landlord who allowed his tenants to live with dangerous gas appliances and carried out gas work in a house and flat he owned despite not being legally qualified to do so has been sentenced.

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