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Category: Gas

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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Illegal gas fitter jailed for dangerous installation

Friday, November 22, 2013

A London landlord has been jailed for endangering his tenants after he illegally installed a boiler that he then repeatedly tried to fix after it developed a leak.

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Cross government group on gas safety and carbon monoxide (CO) awareness – Annual report 2012/13

Monday, November 18, 2013

This report provides a summary of the work carried out by all members of the Cross Government Group on Gas Safety and CO Awareness for the period Autumn 2012 to Autumn 2013.

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National Grid Gas fined after worker seriously injured

Friday, November 15, 2013

National Grid Gas has been fined after an employee suffered serious leg injuries when gas was released at high pressure during maintenance work at Diss Compressor Station, Norfolk.

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Derbyshire landlord prosecuted for carbon monoxide death

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

A Derbyshire landlord and prominent animal rights campaigner has been handed a suspended prison sentence for failing to maintain a faulty gas boiler that caused the death of a tenant from carbon monoxide poisoning.

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L56 – Safety in the installation and use of gas systems and appliances

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

This newly updated Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) and guidance gives practical advice on the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations. It is for anyone who may have a duty under the Regulations, including those who install, service, maintain or repair gas appliances and other gas fittings.

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Operating safely with gas appliances

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has updated guidance to help individuals using and installing gas appliances to operate safely.

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Plumber in court over illegal gas work

Friday, November 1, 2013

A Milton Keynes plumber has been fined after putting householders at risk over many years after he repeatedly carried out gas fitting work while unqualified and unregistered.

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Engineer’s poor work endangered Plymouth pensioner

Friday, October 18, 2013

A Plymouth gas engineer endangered the life of a pensioner by leaving a fire in an unsafe condition, a court has heard.

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Essex landlord fined for employing illegal gas fitters

Thursday, October 17, 2013

A landlord has been prosecuted for safety failings relating to illegal and dangerous gas work at two properties in Essex.

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