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Category: Gas

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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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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