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Illegal gas fitter fined over work at Appleby homes

Thursday, March 20, 2014

A self-employed worker has been fined after illegally carrying out gas work at dozens of homes in Appleby-in-Westmorland.

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London landlords put Hampstead tenants at risk

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Two landlord companies have been fined for gas safety breaches discovered at a block of privately rented flats in Hampstead, North London.

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Fowey gas fitter carried out dangerous and illegal work

Monday, March 17, 2014

An unregistered gas fitter put his customer’s lives at risk by leaving a new boiler in a dangerous condition, a court has heard.

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Rotherham family left in danger by illegal gas work

Thursday, March 13, 2014

A Rotherham man has been prosecuted after carrying out illegal gas work and putting a family with a young boy at risk from carbon monoxide poisoning or explosion.

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Unregistered Brixham fitter sentenced for illegal gas work

Monday, March 10, 2014

A gas fitter has been given a six month suspended prison sentence for carrying out illegal work on boiler installations in the Brixham area over a two year period.

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Illegal gas fitter in court following unsafe gas work

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A Suffolk plumber has been given a suspended prison sentence after carrying out illegal and dangerous gas work at a home in Lowestoft.

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Landlord in court following illegal gas work

Friday, February 14, 2014

A landlord has been given a suspended prison sentence and ordered to carry out 150 hours of community work for endangering a family with young children after he authorised illegal gas work at a Luton home.

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Cornish gas fitter left hob in dangerous state

Friday, February 7, 2014

An illegal gas fitter, who was unqualified to carry out work on gas appliances, left a hob he worked on in a dangerous condition, a court heard today (7 February).

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Unregistered gas fitter prosecuted for dangerous work

Friday, February 7, 2014

A gas fitter has been fined after he illegally carried out work to install a gas boiler in a Newquay home.

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Landlord brothers prosecuted for ignoring gas safety

Monday, January 27, 2014

Two brothers from Dudley have been ordered to pay fines and costs of more than £3,000 after they failed to obtain a gas safety record for a property they rented out, putting tenants’ lives at risk.

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Illegal gas fitter risked lives in Darlington

Thursday, January 23, 2014

A Darlington man has been given a suspended prison sentence and ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work after he put lives at risk by illegally carrying out gas work at three homes in the town despite specific warnings not to do so.

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Health and safety law poster – reminder to display new version by April 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The new 2009 health and safety law poster replaces the version published in April 1999 and must be displayed from 5 April 2014. As well as a download, the new 2009 leaflet is also available as a pocket card and replaces the leaflet published in 1999.

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Willenhall man in court for illegal gas work

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

A Willenhall man has been sentenced to 80 hours’ worth of unpaid work for carrying out illegal and dangerous work on gas boilers at two Stourbridge properties.

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Safety alert – Failure of a foot valve actuator on an LPG road tanker

Monday, January 13, 2014

A recent HSE investigation has found that piston actuators fitted to safety critical foot valves on LPG road tankers may not operate on demand at low temperatures created by a loss of containment.

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RR996 – Review of self-isolation and restoration risk assessment models

Thursday, January 9, 2014

This report provides an independent review of two risk assessment models that will be used in conjunction with the gas distribution network operators (GDNs) gas supply emergency response plans.

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RR995 – Human Factors review of gas self-isolation and restoration field trial

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The gas distribution network operators (GDNs) must prepare emergency plans to respond to a widespread or prolonged loss of gas supply incident occurring on their part of the network. This report describes a desk-based review of the GDN field trial.

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Illegal gas fitter in court over unsafe boiler

Thursday, December 19, 2013

An illegal gas fitter has been ordered to carry out 200 hours of community service and received a suspended prison sentence after a boiler he installed at a family home in Wirral was found to be ‘immediately dangerous’.

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Illegal gas fitter in the dock over ‘dangerous’ work

Friday, December 13, 2013

An unregistered gas fitter put a Sheffield family in danger when he illegally installed a boiler and left it in an immediately dangerous condition, a court has heard.

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Updated guidance on dangerous substances in the workplace

Monday, December 9, 2013

Five pieces of health and safety guidance have been combined to help employers more quickly and easily understand how to protect their workers from dangerous substances and explosive atmospheres.

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Gas fitter sentenced after Manchester pensioner sustains severe burns

Friday, November 29, 2013

A gas fitter has received a suspended prison sentence and curfew, and been ordered to carry out 300 hours of unpaid community work, after a pensioner suffered severe burns in a gas explosion at his home in Manchester.

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