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Plumber sent to jail for doing Gas work

6 November 2017 - Gas safe - admin - Comments Off on Plumber sent to jail for doing Gas work

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A self-employed fitter has been jailed after carrying out gas work that endangered a young family-of-four has been sent to prison. Cardiff Magistrates’ Court heard how Eric Parry, trading as EHP Building Services, removed pipework that supplied gas to a cooking hob at a family home in Rhoose, South Wales without sealing the end of […]

Building company fined for risk of carbon monoxide

18 December 2016 - Gas safe - admin - 4 Comments

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A building company and its director have been fined for breaching Gas Safety law after putting a childminder and children in her care at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Plastic and Wood Specialists Ltd built a structure, that the childminder used to shelter sleeping babies and young children, around the flue outlet for the boiler. […]

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 […]

Landlord fraudulently carried out gas safety checks

22 April 2016 - Gas safe, Gas Safe Incidents - admin - Comments Off on Landlord fraudulently carried out gas safety checks

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A businessman formally based in Cornwall illegally carried out annual gas safety checks at tenanted properties despite not being a registered gas engineer. Sven Biesterfeldt, aged 41, who uses a number of other names including Tom Williams, potentially put tenant’s lives at risk by carrying out the safety checks and fraudulently filled out a landlord’s […]

Plymouth plumber puts lives at risk with false gas safety checks

10 April 2016 - Gas safe, Gas Safe Incidents - admin - Comments Off on Plymouth plumber puts lives at risk with false gas safety checks

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A plumber arranged for fraudulent gas safety checks at landlords’ tenanted properties leaving a gas boiler in a dangerous state and putting the lives of the tenants at risk. Gary Lynch, aged 36, arranged for Neil Walker to undertake the landlords’ gas safety checks at tenanted properties on 14 separate occasions between February 2013 and […]

Essex plumber receives community service after installing 3 boilers

5 April 2016 - GAS, Gas safe, Gas Safe Incidents - admin - Comments Off on Essex plumber receives community service after installing 3 boilers

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A plumber in Essex has been sentenced to a community order after installing gas boilers while not being Gas Safe registered. Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court heard how Martin Law, installed three gas boilers and associated pipework at three premises in Faraday Close, Braintree, and at Sycamore Grove Braintree. A Gas-Safe investigation into the work undertaken at […]

South Devon plumber left illegal gas work in a dangerous state

4 April 2016 - Boilers, GAS, Gas safe, Gas Safe Incidents - admin - Comments Off on South Devon plumber left illegal gas work in a dangerous state

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An unregistered gas fitter has been sentenced for illegally installing a gas boiler and undertaking landlord’s gas safety checks at a tenanted property. The boiler he installed was later classed as dangerous. Christian Winter, 35, trading as CJS Winter Plumbing & Heating Services of Ashburton, Devon installed the gas boiler at a property on Park […]

Unregistered gas fitters fined after watching on TV how to do it

3 December 2015 - Gas safe, Gas Safe Incidents - admin - Comments Off on Unregistered gas fitters fined after watching on TV how to do it

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An unregistered gas fitter illegally installed a boiler in a home and got a legitimate gas engineer to sign-off his work. Michael Birch, 50, fitted the boiler at the house in Edgecumbe Road, St Austell in June 2013. After watching a TV documentary on gas installations, the homeowner contacted Gas Safe Register who found the […]

Landlord that ignored GAS Safe engineers warnings fined

30 November 2015 - Gas safe, Gas Safe Incidents - admin - Comments Off on Landlord that ignored GAS Safe engineers warnings fined

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The landlord of a property in Plymouth risked the lives of his tenants through a dangerous gas boiler installed in the flat. Abdul Manik, 54, was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) at Plymouth Magistrates following an investigation. HSE began inquiries when Plymouth City Council alerted them to the lack of a gas […]


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