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Category: Gas

Builder’s work on chimney put elderly couple at risk

Monday, July 14, 2014

A roofing contractor has been given a suspended prison sentence after an elderly couple was exposed to deadly fumes when his work on a chimney stack caused a blockage above a gas fire.

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Builder in court over illegal gas work

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A Suffolk builder has been given a suspended prison sentence and ordered to do 150 hours of community work for carrying out illegal and dangerous gas work at a home in Ipswich.

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Consultation – Proposals to exempt certain self-employed people from health and safety law

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Public consultation; have your say by 31 August 2014. Plans to make self-employed people exempt from Section 3(2) HSWA – unless their work involves prescribed activities, listed in the consultation.

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Plumber in court over dangerous gas boiler

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

An Essex plumber has been sentenced to 150 hours of unpaid community work for carrying out illegal and dangerous gas work at a home in Tiptree.

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Safety notice – Storage tank external floating roof

Monday, July 7, 2014

This safety notice stresses the importance of maintaining the integrity of the roof, including maintaining the buoyancy of the structure.

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Illegal work left gas boiler in dangerous state

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

A Somerset plumber has been fined for illegal and unsafe gas work after falsely claiming to be a Gas Safe registered engineer and leaving a gas boiler he installed in a dangerous state.

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Engineering company and director fined for illegal gas work

Monday, June 30, 2014

A West Midlands company and its director have been fined after carrying out illegal gas work at restaurants across the Midlands and south of the country, putting business owners and customers’ lives at risk.

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Aberdeen firm fined after investigation into hotel gas blast

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

An Aberdeen-based catering supply company has been fined after three people were seriously injured in a gas explosion in a hotel kitchen in Auchenblae.

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Moonlighting gas engineer sentenced after illegal work at take-aways

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A domestic gas engineer has been sentenced to 90 hours community payback after carrying out work on commercial catering premises that he was not competent to do.

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Illegal gas fitter put lives at risk in Hyde

Monday, June 16, 2014

A Hyde builder who illegally carried out gas work at two homes in the town has appeared in court after putting the lives of two families at risk.

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Unregistered fitter fined for faulty flue

Thursday, June 5, 2014

An unregistered gas fitter has been given a suspended prison sentence and ordered to do 180 hours of community work after carrying out illegal and dangerous work at two homes in Essex.

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Wrotham man fined over pensioner ordeal

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

A 92-year-old woman suffered dizziness, headaches and falls after a Kent plumber taped over a gas flue in a flat directly above hers, a court has heard.

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Blackburn landlord in court over gas safety

Friday, May 16, 2014

A Blackburn landlord has been fined after she ignored repeated warnings about arranging an annual gas safety check at a property with five gas appliances.

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Community service for unregistered Radstock gas fitter

Friday, May 16, 2014

A Radstock man has been prosecuted for illegal gas work at properties in Shepton Mallet, Midsomer Norton and Paulton.

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Illegal gas installer in court over dangerous pool boiler

Thursday, May 1, 2014

An Essex gas installer has been given a suspended prison sentence and 150 hours of unpaid community work for carrying out illegal and dangerous gas work at a home in Colchester.

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Unregistered gas fitter prosecuted for boiler installation

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

An unregistered gas fitter from Verwood has been prosecuted for an illegal and dangerous boiler installation at a Bournemouth home.

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Plumber prosecuted over illegal gas work at two fast-food restaurants

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

An Essex plumber has been given a suspended prison sentence and ordered to do 240 hours of community work after carrying out illegal and unsafe gas work at two fried chicken shops in Southend-on-Sea.

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Suspended prison sentence for unregistered gas work

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A Staffordshire fitter has been handed a suspended prison sentence for illegal gas work that potentially endangered lives.

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Plumber in court following illegal gas work

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A plumber has been told to do 180 hours unpaid community service for illegal and dangerous gas work at a home in Milton Keynes.

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Fraudulent gas fitters put Plymouth homeowner at risk

Friday, April 4, 2014

An unregistered gas fitter and his employee have been prosecuted after carrying out illegal gas work and leaving a gas fire in a dangerous condition.

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