Rogue trader gets suspended prison sentence for illegal gas work in care home

A rogue trader has been fined and given a suspended prison sentence following a gas leak from a newly fitted range installed in a North Devon residential care home. Exeter Crown Court heard that on 24 December 2020, Mark Whitham undertook the installation of the new gas range cooker after damaging the existing gas cooker […]

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Builder jailed for undertaking illegal gas work

A self-employed man has been jailed for nine months after carrying out gas work that he was not competent to do so, leaving a gas boiler in an ‘at risk’ condition. Southampton Crown Court heard how Michael Smithers, who traded under the name of Bournemouth & Verwood Builders, was contracted to carry out the construction […]

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Self-employed man sentenced after multiple breaches of Gas Safety regs

A self-employed man has been sentenced after carrying out illegal gas work and breaching a HSE Prohibition Notice. Bournemouth Crown Court heard how Dean Coslett trading as Dorset Boiler Company, undertook gas work at a number of properties in Dorset between December 2017 and April 2019 whilst he was not registered with the Gas Safe […]

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Rogue trader prosecuted for carrying out illegal gas work while falsely claiming to be Gas Safe Registered

A rogue trader has been prosecuted after carrying out gas work while falsely claiming to be Gas Safe Registered. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that Mr Chappells was not registered with Gas Safe at the time the work was undertaken at both properties, despite advertising as Gas Safe Registered on […]

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Company fined £150,000 following fatal gas explosion

An asbestos removal contractor has been fined £150,000 after a worker was fatally injured and another worker seriously injured in a gas explosion. Hamilton Sheriff’s Court heard how on 5 October 2017, workers were removing a boiler and pipework, and overspraying walls to remove asbestos residue, at the former Pastoral Centre in Bonkle Road, Newmains […]

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