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Unregistered installer sentenced after carrying out illegal gas work

24 October 2017 - Gas Safe Incidents - admin - Comments Off on Unregistered installer sentenced after carrying out illegal gas work

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A self-employed gas fitter has been sentenced after carrying out gas work despite being no longer legally allowed to do so. Swansea Magistrates Court heard how, between July 2014 and December 2015, Lee Mellor worked on a domestic gas installation without being on the Gas Safe Register. An investigation by the Health & Safety Executive […]

Wates fined £640,000 after blocking live flue

23 October 2017 - Gas Safe Incidents - admin - Comments Off on Wates fined £640,000 after blocking live flue

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Two construction companies have been fined when a project to remove cowls to redundant flue pipes resulted in carbon monoxide (CO) entering a property. Cambridge Crown Court heard how, on 19 December 2014, a mistake regarding the correct floor level resulted in a live flue being blocked. Scaffolding was erected outside a 13-storey block of […]

Construction company fined after breaching gas safety laws

18 September 2017 - Gas Safe Incidents - admin - Comments Off on Construction company fined after breaching gas safety laws

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A North West building firm and its director have been fined after a family of four were hospitalised due to exposure to carbon monoxide (CO) at their home. Manchester (Minshull Street) Crown Court heard that SJW Joinery & Building Ltd and director Simon Wiley had been contracted by the homeowners to carry out building work […]

Builder undertakes gas work given community service and fined £6000

8 November 2016 - GAS, Gas Safe Incidents - admin - Comments Off on Builder undertakes gas work given community service and fined £6000

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A builder has been sentenced to 250 hours of community service for putting a home owner at risk following renovations to their house in Cardiff. Cardiff Crown Court heard that Brian James was hired to carry out renovations to a bungalow in Cardiff specifically to install new plumbing and heating, including a boiler. Brian James […]

Torbay plumber left boiler in dangerous state

9 October 2016 - Gas safe, Gas Safe Incidents - admin - Comments Off on Torbay plumber left boiler in dangerous state

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An illegal gas fitter has been prosecuted after he installed a gas boiler and left it in a potentially dangerous state because he did not commission it. Mark Evans, aged 52, an unregistered plumber, fitted the gas boiler at a property on Denys Road, Torquay, after he was recommended to the homeowners by a family […]

A Gas Safe registered engineer left boiler in unsafe condition

4 September 2016 - Gas safe, Gas Safe Incidents - admin - Comments Off on A Gas Safe registered engineer left boiler in unsafe condition

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A Gas Safe registered engineer from Middlesex has been fined for safety failings after he carried out an unsafe installation. In a one day trial at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court it was heard how Michael Efthymiou, a self- employed gas engineer, carried out an unsafe installation of a gas combination boiler and flue at a domestic property in […]

Chesterfield plumber receives suspended sentence

19 July 2016 - Gas Safe Incidents - admin - Comments Off on Chesterfield plumber receives suspended sentence

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A plumber from Chesterfield has received a ten month suspended sentence for health and safety failings. Northern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court heard how a 45-year-old plumber, Jamie Simpson, undertook work on gas appliances at a domestic property when he was not Gas Safe Registered. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) into the incident […]

Plumber fitted boilers with no GAS Safe received suspended sentence

27 June 2016 - Gas Safe Incidents - admin - Comments Off on Plumber fitted boilers with no GAS Safe received suspended sentence

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A man who fitted central heating boilers at two houses in Greater Manchester has received a suspended prison sentence, after he admitted he did not have the required safety registration to do the work. Christopher Dignam, trading at Blue Flame Plumbing and Heating Services, has never been on the Gas Safe Register, the body which […]

Suspended prison sentence for gas fitter not on register

16 June 2016 - Gas Safe Incidents - admin - Comments Off on Suspended prison sentence for gas fitter not on register

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A gas fitter from Walsall has received a suspended prison sentence after he fitted a hob at a house in Tamworth when not on the Gas Safe Register. Alan Nicholas Price’s work came to the attention of HSE after a registered fitter subsequently carried out repairs on the gas hob. Price, 57, from Pelsall, was […]

Gas engineer sentenced after poor work discovered

14 June 2016 - Gas Safe Incidents - admin - Comments Off on Gas engineer sentenced after poor work discovered

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A gas engineer has been sentenced to 120 hours of community service for putting tenants at risk in rented homes in Chelmsford. Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court heard that James Wilkinson was Gas Safe- registered for some types of gas appliances, but had been carrying out work for which he was not competent. Wilkinson was contracted to […]


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