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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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Plumber put lives at risk with illegal gas work

Monday, January 9, 2012

A Milton Keynes plumber who put a householder at risk by illegally installing and working on a gas boiler has been sentenced.

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Landlord prosecuted after Blackburn family put at risk

Friday, January 6, 2012

A landlord has been fined after he failed to make sure gas safety checks were carried out at a house in Blackburn, putting a family of eight at risk.

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Gas fitter sentenced for series of safety breaches

Friday, January 6, 2012

A North Wales man, who falsely claimed to be a registered gas engineer, has been sentenced to eight months’ imprisonment after dangerously installing a gas boiler at an address in Rhyl.

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Risk of explosion from gas release put lives at risk

Thursday, January 5, 2012

A gas company has been fined for putting its employees at risk after a large cloud of flammable gas was released at its Caernarfon depot.

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Gas safety information for home owners

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Frequently asked questions on domestic gas safety

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Wakefield builder fined for dangerous gas work

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Batley family was put in danger after a local builder carried out defective gas fitting work while constructing an extension to their home.

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Plumber given community service for putting people’s lives at risk

Monday, December 5, 2011

An Ipswich plumber who put lives at risk by illegally working on gas appliances has been awarded 100 hours of community service.

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Council fined for carbon monoxide leak at community centre

Friday, December 2, 2011

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council has been fined for endangering people’s health after carbon monoxide leaked from a gas boiler at a community centre. HSE prosecuted the local authority after members of a bridge club using the Westlands Community Centre in Whitfield Avenue called the fire service to deal with a suspected gas leak.

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RR882 – Conveyance and use of gas from non-conventional sources

Thursday, November 24, 2011

The HSE commissioned a study to review the available data on NCS gas composition to support assessment of hazards and risks associated with the introduction of NCS gas into pipeline networks.

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Walsall landlord prosecuted for putting tenants at risk

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A Walsall landlord has been sentenced for failing to provide a gas safety certificate.

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Gas safety Carbon monoxide – It can kill without warning

Monday, November 21, 2011

According to the HSE statistics around 20 people die from CO poisoning caused by gas appliances and flues that have not been properly installed, maintained or that are poorly ventilated.

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Cross government group on gas safety and carbon monoxide (CO) awareness – Annual report 2010/11

Friday, November 18, 2011

The Cross Government Group on Gas Safety and Carbon Monoxide (CO) Awareness reconvened in June 2009 to ensure a joined–up approach across departments, the devolved administrations and other governmental bodies to improve gas safety and tackle carbon monoxide risks from all fuels. The Group, also aims to develop effective government strategies and promote knowledge and […]

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Gas safety carbon monoxide poisoning – FAQs

Monday, November 14, 2011

You can’t see it, taste it or smell it but CO can kill quickly without warning. Answers to some of your frequently asked questions about carbon monoxide.

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Gas engineers fined over carbon monoxide poisoning in Cardiff

Friday, November 4, 2011

An engineer called in to investigate a gas leak in an office block was nearly killed by carbon monoxide poisoning following faulty work on a boiler.

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Gas explosion injury at Macclesfield Town’s training ground

Friday, November 4, 2011

A Cheshire builder has appeared in court after a worker was badly burned in a gas explosion at Macclesfield Town’s training ground.

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