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Category: Gas

1.3 million tradespeople at risk from dangers of asbestos

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Tradespeople, including construction workers, carpenters and painters and decorators, could come into contact with deadly asbestos on average more than 100 times a year* according to a new survey commissioned by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)**. 

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Gas fitter sentenced after illegally removing boiler

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A Suffolk-based self-employed builder has been given a prison sentence and community service after leaving a householder in danger when he left a gas supply pipe open and uncapped after illegally removing a boiler as part of a central heating installation project.

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Home improvement company fined for potentially lethal work

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Two partners in a home improvement company have been fined after building work at a house exposed a woman and her foster children to the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Residents’ lives put at risk by gas faults in 349 properties

Monday, September 22, 2014

A plumbing and heating company, and two self-employed people who worked for them, have been sentenced following an investigation into a significant number of faulty gas installations at new developments in Poole and Reading.

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Young family left at risk after faulty gas work

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The owner of a building company has been prosecuted for breaching gas safety law after instructing an employee to reposition a gas flue, exposing a young family to serious health risks.

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Accrington landlord in court for gas safety failing

Friday, September 5, 2014

An Accrington landlord has been ordered to pay nearly £60,000 in fines and costs after he ignored repeated warnings about arranging an annual gas safety check at a house in the town. 

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Gas engineer left boiler in dangerous state

Thursday, September 4, 2014

A Somerset gas engineer has been fined for unsafe gas work after leaving a boiler in an “immediately dangerous” condition when he carried out a service.

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Plymouth landlord fined for endangering tenants

Monday, September 1, 2014

The landlord of a property in Plymouth risked the lives of a young mother and her child, by providing a dangerous gas oven installed in the house a court has heard.

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Slough tenants left in gas danger for four years

Friday, August 22, 2014

A Slough landlord has been fined for serious safety breaches after he left a young family in potential danger for nearly four years by repeatedly failing to check the gas appliances in a property he rented to them.

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Letting agency ignored need for property’s gas safety checks

Friday, August 15, 2014

A Birmingham lettings agency has been fined after failing to ensure gas safety checks were made on a property it managed, potentially putting tenants’ lives at risk. 

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Suspended prison sentence after faulty gas service leaves tenant unconscious

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A Suffolk gas engineer has been handed an 18 week suspended prison sentence after carbon monoxide fumes from an incorrectly serviced gas-fired heater left a tenant unconscious. 

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Unregistered fitter sentenced for string of gas offences

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A gas fitter has been given a suspended prison sentence for carrying out repeated illegal and dangerous gas work at homes and businesses in Norfolk.

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Crawley builder prosecuted for gas safety breaches

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The senior partner of a building firm in Crawley has been sentenced after carrying out illegal and incompetent work on gas fittings and exposing a local family to the dangers of fire or explosion.

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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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