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Bradford man prosecuted for illegal gas work

09-02-2012

A gas fitter from Bradford has been sentenced after leaving an elderly woman at risk when he fitted a new boiler at her home.

Gareth Harland, of Milligan Avenue, carried out the work between 19 and 27 February at the woman's home but failed to seal the flue to the building. Unhappy with the work, the woman called Gas Safe and found out he wasn't registered. A Gas Safe inspection later classified the work as 'at risk'. The woman was able to stop her cheque for the work.

Gareth Harland of Milligan Avenue, Bradford, admitted four charges under the Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998. He was given a 12 months community order of 200 hours unpaid work, ordered to pay £1,000 costs and a further £350 in compensation to the Otley householder for work that had to be re-done.

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Before letting an engineer work on your gas system, ensure they are Gas Safe registered: http://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/help/check_an_engineer.aspx

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