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Building firm in court over carbon monoxide risk to pregnant woman

Friday, February 27, 2015

A building firm has been fined after an eight-and-half-month pregnant woman and her husband showed signs of carbon monoxide poisoning at their home in Kirkby.

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Free-to-download Safety Wizard app

Friday, February 20, 2015

A developer has launched a free-to-download health and safety app to help small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) manage common workplace risks. The ‘SME Safety Wizard app’ is structured around HSE’s Toolbox guidance.

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Insulation firm fined £500,000 over pensioner’s carbon monoxide death

Friday, February 13, 2015

A pensioner from Middleton died from carbon monoxide poisoning just hours after the flue on her gas boiler was blocked with cavity wall insulation, a court has heard.

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Newquay tenants put at risk of gas poisoning by landlord

Friday, February 13, 2015

The lives of a young family were put at risk by their landlord who failed to have their gas boiler regularly serviced and checked, a court has heard.

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Plumbers in court over illegal gas work in Essex

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

One plumber has been sentenced to 200 hours unpaid community service, and another has been fined, over illegal gas work that put lives in danger at a hotel in Sawbridgeworth.

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Community service for gas fitter after young family suffered carbon monoxide poisoning

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

A Staffordshire gas fitter has been handed 240 hours of unpaid work for failing to identify defects on a boiler that left a young family with carbon monoxide poisoning, just one day after they took their newborn baby home.

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Football legend Stuart Pearce fears risk of deadly asbestos

Friday, January 30, 2015

England football star Stuart Pearce is blowing the whistle on asbestos after revealing he could have breathed in the deadly dust while working part time as an electrician during his early football career.  

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Illegal Honiton gas fitter put lives at risk through dangerous work

Friday, January 30, 2015

An unregistered gas fitter has been fined for illegally servicing a boiler at a Honiton home that was later classed as “immediately dangerous”.

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North West London landlord convicted for gas safety dangers

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A Harrow-based landlord has been given a suspended jail sentence and fined £10,000 for putting his tenants’ lives in danger by carrying out illegal gas work at the flats he rented.

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Illegal Swindon gas fitter put lives at risk

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

An unregistered gas fitter put lives at risk because of his poor work illegally fitting boilers.

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Unregistered gas work leads to fine for fitter

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

An unregistered gas fitter has been fined for illegal gas work that potentially endangered lives at a home in Staffordshire.

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Plumber prosecuted for illegal gas work

Friday, December 19, 2014

A plumber from Bude has been fined for carrying out illegal and unsafe gas work that potentially endangered lives. .

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Gas safety neglect lands property company in court

Thursday, December 11, 2014

A property firm in Richmond has been prosecuted after it put lives at risk by repeatedly failing to make sure the gas boilers in the homes it rented were safe and free of dangerous defects.

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Plumber prosecuted for endangering tenants’ lives

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

A County Durham plumber has been sentenced for putting the lives of tenants at risk after deceiving landlords by claiming he was Gas Safe registered.

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Cornish fireplace firm director used illegal gas fitter

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

An illegal gas fitter and the director of the company that hired him have been fined after dangerous work in six homes in Cornwall put families at risk.

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Essex plumber in court after illegal gas work

Monday, December 1, 2014

A plumber from Tolleshunt Major has been sentenced to 140 hours community service after he put the lives of prospective home-owners in danger following illegal gas work on appliances at a home Tiptree.

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Suspended sentence for unregistered plumber who failed to spot boiler faults

Thursday, November 27, 2014

A Derbyshire plumber has appeared in court for carrying out gas work without being registered and for failing to notice faults on an unsafe boiler.

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Hertfordshire builder in court after illegal gas work

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A self-employed builder from East Barnet has been fined after he put the lives of home-owners in danger following the installation of a wall-mounted gas boiler and associated pipe-work at a home in Clacton-on-Sea, despite not being Gas Safe Registered – a legal requirement.

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Bolton landlords in court after baby boy suffers carbon monoxide poisoning

Friday, October 10, 2014

Two Bolton landlords have been fined after a four-month-old baby and both his parents were taken to hospital with carbon monoxide poisoning.

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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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