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Unregistered gas fitter's work put people at risk

28-03-2012

gas safe registerA Wrexham-based gas fitter has been sentenced after installing and illegally servicing equipment which could have resulted in harm to the tenants and landlord of a Wrexham property.

Wrexham Magistrates' Court sentenced Mr Neil Lloyd to a 12-month community order that includes 150 hours of unpaid work, in a prosecution brought by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). He was also ordered to pay costs of £500.

An HSE investigation found that Mr Lloyd had not been registered during the time of servicing the equipment, and the flue that he had installed was not in a proper condition for the boiler to be operated safely.

Neil Lloyd, of Chestnut Close, Gresford, Wrexham, pleaded guilty to breaching Regulations 3(3), 3(7) and 27(1) of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998.

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