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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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Oxford landlord fined for failing to meet basic gas safety regulations

Friday, January 27, 2012

An Oxford landlord has been fined for endangering the lives of his tenants after consistently failing to provide safety records for gas appliances at a property he rented out in Didcot.

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Tata prosecuted for endangering workers during gas leak repair

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Two workers narrowly avoided being killed or seriously injured when flames up to three metres in length shot from a leaking gas pipe during poorly planned and executed repair work.

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Luton man prosecuted for illegal gas work

Monday, January 23, 2012

A self-employed plumber has been fined for carrying out unregistered work on gas appliances in the Luton area despite previous guidance and warnings from inspectors.

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Report of the LPG Independent Expert Working Group

Friday, January 20, 2012

This is the report of an independent Working Group (WG) established by HSE in May 2011 to advise on the prioritisation and timescale for resolution of potential corrosion problems with underground LPG vapour-carrying pipework installed at industrial and commercial premises.

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Domestic gas safety – Information for home owners

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Frequently asked questions and information on domestic gas safety for home owners.

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Tenby landlord sentenced for gas safety failings

Monday, January 16, 2012

A Tenby landlord has been fined for failing to maintain a gas fire safely within one of his properties.

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Unregistered gas installer had two previous convictions

Monday, January 16, 2012

A Cheltenham gas engineer has been sentenced after installing a gas cooker without being registered to do so – his third gas safety conviction in four years.

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Suspended prison sentences for illegal gas fitters

Friday, January 13, 2012

Two men who operated a Harrogate-based plumbing firm have been handed suspended prison terms for falsely claiming to be Gas Safe registered engineers and leaving one local family in “immediate danger”.

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