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Category: Gas

Illegal gas fitter prosecuted for endangering lives

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

An illegal gas fitter has been prosecuted for endangering lives by undertaking potentially lethal work at a property in Colchester.

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Have your say on HSE’s Approved Code of Practice review

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has opened a three-month consultation on proposals for the revision, consolidation or withdrawal of its Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs).

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Domestic Gas – Landlords’ responsibilities

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

As a landlord, you are legally responsible for the safety of your tenants in relation to gas safety. By law you must: Repair and maintain gas pipework, flues and appliances in safe condition, ensure an annual gas safety check on each appliance and flue, keep a record of each safety check. You should also keep […]

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Do you use ACOPs? – Consultation on proposals to review HSE’s ACOPs

Monday, June 25, 2012

HSE is seeking views on proposals to review its portfolio of ACOPs  to update and improve them as recommended by Professor Ragnar Löfstedt in his 2011 independent review of health and safety legislation. The consultation ends 14 September 2012.

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Wakefield landlord in court for flouting gas safety

Thursday, May 31, 2012

A Wakefield landlord has been fined after ignoring repeated warnings to have gas appliances at his rented property checked for safety.

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TV ‘Rogue Trader’ in court again for botched gas work

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A convicted plumber who left a series of householders at risk from his illegal gas work was sentenced at Leeds Crown Court today for putting more lives in danger.

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Illegal North Somerset gasman lied about credentials

Monday, May 28, 2012

A Clevedon man has been prosecuted for illegally installing a gas boiler and flue at a property at Severn Beach, Bristol, while not registered with CORGI, the then industry body.

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Firm fined after worker burned in gas pipe fire

Monday, May 28, 2012

A demolition firm has been fined for safety failings after an employee suffered serious burns when a gas pipe ignited in his face.

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Norfolk gas installer may face prison after gas explosion

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A Norwich gas installer has received an eight-month suspended prison sentence and 250 hours of unpaid community service after his inadequate work on domestic gas appliances put the lives of a mother and daughter at risk in their own home.

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Totton director fined after worker suffers burns

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The director of a Totton company has been fined after an employee suffered burns while cutting the top off an unused propane gas tank at the director’s home.

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Illegal gas fitter prosecuted for endangering lives

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

An illegal gas fitter has been prosecuted for endangering lives at a property in Surrey with shoddy and unsafe work.

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Builder’s work on chimney put family at risk

Friday, April 27, 2012

A family was exposed to deadly carbon monoxide fumes after building work on a chimney caused a blockage in a flue.

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Unregistered gas installer put lives at risk

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

An unregistered gas fitter has been prosecuted for illegally carrying out work on a house in Hucknall, putting residents’ lives at risk.

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Ipswich gas engineer fined for illegal work

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A self-employed gas engineer has been fined for carrying out unregistered work on commercial premises in Ipswich.

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Unregistered gas installer prosecuted

Monday, April 23, 2012

An unregistered gas installer was caught illegally carrying out work on a house in Newark.

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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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