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Willenhall man prosecuted for illegal gas work

01-09-2011

A gas engineer from Willenhall has been prosecuted for illegally carrying out work at a house in Cannock, reports the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Leslie Morgan, of Cedar Road, issued a gas safety certificate for an address in Cannock Road, Cannock, on 20 October 2010 after installing a boiler at the house despite not being a Gas Safe registered engineer.

The Gas Safe Register is the official compulsory registration scheme for gas engineers in Britain and it is illegal to carry out domestic gas works without registration.

Stafford Magistrates' Court heard Mr Morgan's original gas safety training and registration permitted him only to work for a previous company and had expired in 2006.

Mr Morgan pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 3(3) of the Gas Safety Installation and Use Regulations 1998 and was fined £4,000 and ordered to pay £1,900 costs.

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