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Be CO safe at work

10-06-2015

picture shows how to identify a problem with a gas flameToxic to humans, carbon monoxide (or CO) is an extremely poisonous gas caused by unsafe gas appliances. Dubbed the ‘Silent Killer’ as it’s colourless, tasteless and odourless, it has claimed the lives of many thousands of people. In fact, it is estimated that around 50 people die each year from …

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Gas fitter sentenced over Irlam explosion

16-04-2013

Irlam Merlin Road gas explosion

A gas fitter has been sentenced following a major explosion in Irlam which injured ten adults and five children, and left a 73-year-old woman with severe burns.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted Paul Kay after carrying out a large-scale investigation into the explosion on Merlin Ro…

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Essex fireplace fitters fined after gas leak

03-09-2012

An Essex fireplace installation company has been fined after their inadequate work on domestic gas pipes put a family’s life at risk in their own home.

Fireplaces by Heals, of London Rd, Leigh-on-Sea, was commissioned to install a new fireplace at a home in Leigh-On-Sea, Essex, on 28 …

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Essex plumber may face prison after shoddy gas work left family in danger

31-08-2012

Gas Safe Register logoAn Essex plumber has received a twelve-month suspended prison sentence and 180 hours of unpaid community service after his firm fitted a dangerous boiler in what was to be a child’s bedroom in a house in Clacton-On-Sea.

A joint investigation by Gas Safe and the Health & Safety Executive (…

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Illegal gas fitter's "incompetence exposed homeowner to serious risk"

19-07-2012

The plastic material which had been pushed into a gap where the flue meets the boiler chimneyA Barnsley plumber, who left a householder in danger after posing as a qualified gas engineer and badly fitting a new boiler at their home, has been given a suspended prison sentence.

Self-employed trader Mark Dixon of Royston, Barnsley, charged the homeowner £1,200 to carry out the work at t…

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Illegal North Somerset gasman lied about credentials

30-05-2012

How do I know my gas engineer is qualified to do the work?A Clevedon man has been prosecuted for illegally installing a gas boiler and flue at a property at Severn Beach, Bristol, while not registered with CORGI, the then industry body.

CORGI was superseded by the Gas Safe Register in April 2009.

North Avon Magistrates’ Court was told that Jeff…

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Lancaster landlord sentenced for putting lives at risk

19-03-2012

A landlord in Lancaster has been sentenced for putting the lives of a family at risk by failing to arrange an annual gas safety check.

Carole McMillan, 57, was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after she failed to arrange for a registered engineer to visit a property on Birkdale…

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Stourbridge builder fined for illegal gas work

11-10-2011

A builder from Stourbridge carried out gas work at four houses in Worcester despite not being Gas Safe registered.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuted James Raybould, who trades as Jim Raybould Electrical, Plumbing and Building Services, following the incidents between September 2009 …

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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…

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