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Category: Gas

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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Liskeard landlord endangered lives by replacing gas boiler

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

A Cornish landlord risked the life of neighbours by carrying out work on a domestic gas boiler despite being unqualified to do so.

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Staffordshire man in court for illegal gas work

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

A Stoke-on-Trent man has been given a suspended prison sentence for multiple gas safety offences, including pretending to be Gas Safe registered, several breaches of legal orders banning him from carrying out gas work and falsifying a Landlord’s Gas Safety Record.

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Illegal gas fitter fined for dangerous gas work

Thursday, October 3, 2013

A self-employed builder has been fined for putting an Essex family in danger from leaking gas pipes after illegally replacing a boiler as part of a kitchen refit.

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HSE unveils changes to reporting requirements

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has formally implemented changes to simplify the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries for businesses.

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South Devon property maintenance man forged gas records

Friday, September 20, 2013

A man who ran a property maintenance business has been given a suspended prison sentence and ordered to carry out community work for forging the details of a Gas Safe registered engineer and carrying out illegal gas safety checks.

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Shoddy gas work put lives at risk at Newton Abbot home

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Three gas engineers failed to spot and rectify serious gas safety failings at a rented Devon home – putting a family at risk of death, injury or ill health from carbon monoxide poisoning, a court has heard.

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