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Category: Gas

Dudley company director prosecuted for illegal gas work

Thursday, June 11, 2015

A company director from Dudley has been sentenced for carrying out illegal gas work on a property in Kingswinford putting the lives of the owners at risk.

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Halifax firm fined over explosion at primary school

Monday, June 8, 2015

A gas servicing firm in Halifax has been prosecuted for safety failings after an explosion in the boiler room of a local primary school.

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Gas fitter jailed for multiple safety breaches

Friday, June 5, 2015

A Barnsley gas fitter has been sent to prison for illegal and unsafe work at five properties across South and West Yorkshire over an 18-month period.

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Derbyshire man prosecuted for illegal gas work

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A Derbyshire heating and plumbing engineer has been prosecuted for illegal gas work that potentially endangered lives.

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Torquay kitchen fitter left gas work in a dangerous state

Friday, May 15, 2015

A kitchen fitter left a gas pipe in a dangerous state in a customer’s home, while falsely claiming to be a registered gas engineer.

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South Devon landlord carried out illegal gas safety checks

Thursday, March 19, 2015

A landlord from Torquay illegally carried out annual gas safety checks at his properties despite not being a registered gas engineer, a court has heard.

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Two contractors in court over illegal gas work in Suffolk

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Two men have been fined for organising and carrying out illegal gas work as part of a construction job at a property in Suffolk.

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Pair in court for endangering homeowners’ lives

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Two tradesmen have been fined after the lives of homeowners were put at risk when one of them illegally installed a boiler at a home in High Wycombe.

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Kitchen fitter prosecuted for endangering homeowners’ lives

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

A Tyneside man has been sentenced for putting the lives of homeowners at risk after deceiving a local kitchen fitting company by claiming he was Gas Safe registered.

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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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