The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham has been fined £83,600 for failing to arrange annual safety checks on gas appliances in tenanted accommodation.
An illegal gas fitter has been prosecuted for endangering lives by undertaking potentially lethal work at a property in Colchester.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has opened a three-month consultation on proposals for the revision, consolidation or withdrawal of its Approved Codes of Practice (ACOPs).
As a landlord, you are legally responsible for the safety of your tenants in relation to gas safety. By law you must: Repair and maintain gas pipework, flues and appliances in safe condition, ensure an annual gas safety check on each appliance and flue, keep a record of each safety check. You should also keep [...]
HSE is seeking views on proposals to review its portfolio of ACOPs to update and improve them as recommended by Professor Ragnar Löfstedt in his 2011 independent review of health and safety legislation. The consultation ends 14 September 2012.
A Wakefield landlord has been fined after ignoring repeated warnings to have gas appliances at his rented property checked for safety.
A convicted plumber who left a series of householders at risk from his illegal gas work was sentenced at Leeds Crown Court today for putting more lives in danger.
A Clevedon man has been prosecuted for illegally installing a gas boiler and flue at a property at Severn Beach, Bristol, while not registered with CORGI, the then industry body.
A demolition firm has been fined for safety failings after an employee suffered serious burns when a gas pipe ignited in his face.
A Norwich gas installer has received an eight-month suspended prison sentence and 250 hours of unpaid community service after his inadequate work on domestic gas appliances put the lives of a mother and daughter at risk in their own home.
The director of a Totton company has been fined after an employee suffered burns while cutting the top off an unused propane gas tank at the director’s home.
An illegal gas fitter has been prosecuted for endangering lives at a property in Surrey with shoddy and unsafe work.
A family was exposed to deadly carbon monoxide fumes after building work on a chimney caused a blockage in a flue.
An unregistered gas fitter has been prosecuted for illegally carrying out work on a house in Hucknall, putting residents’ lives at risk.
A self-employed gas engineer has been fined for carrying out unregistered work on commercial premises in Ipswich.
An unregistered gas installer was caught illegally carrying out work on a house in Newark.
A company has been fined after a visit by Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors found dangerous conditions in a factory on an industrial estate near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
A chain of dry cleaners in Bedford has been fined after putting workers’ lives at risk from a poorly-maintained gas boiler.
A Wigan landlord has been prosecuted for putting the life of a tenant at risk by falsifying a gas safety document.
A woman who owns a number of properties in Basildon which she rents to vulnerable families has been given community service for failing to keep their gas appliances well maintained and safe.