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Leeds plumber jailed after illegal gas work

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

A Leeds trader, who operates under several aliases, was jailed for carrying out illegal gas work and putting a family and two children at risk of serious injury, or even death. 

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Major Hazard Safety Performance Indicators in the UK Onshore Gas and Pipelines Industries – Annual Report 2013/14

Monday, July 20, 2015

This report presents a broad range of safety performance indicators (SPIs) from across Great Britain’s gas transmission, distribution and other hazardous pipelines sectors.

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Man fined for unregistered gas work

Friday, July 17, 2015

 A man running a plumbing and heating company has been fined for safety failings that led to the householder’s gas appliances being put “At Risk”.

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Plumber fined for unregistered work installing boiler

Friday, July 10, 2015

A plumber illegally carried out work to install a gas boiler in a Plymouth home.

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Builder in court over illegal gas work

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

A Suffolk builder has been fined after carrying out illegal and dangerous gas work at a home in Ringshall.

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Builder in court over illegal gas work

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

A Suffolk builder has been fined after carrying out illegal and dangerous gas and electrical work at a home in Ringshall.

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Gas fitter in court for illegal gas work

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A qualified gas fitter has been fined for deliberate breaches of Gas Safety regulations despite having worked in the gas industry for many years.

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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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