HSE

Suspended prison sentence for man who fraudulently used boss’s Gas Safe number

A man has been given a suspended prison sentence for conducting gas work while unregistered and producing false paperwork. Exeter Crown Court heard how on 16 March 2019, Peter Strudwick completed a commercial gas safety check at a take-away business in Teignmouth. He undertook the work illegally using the Gas Safe registration number from his […]

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Suspended prison sentence for man who carried out illegal gas work knowing his registration had lapsed

A man has recieved a suspended prison sentence after carrying out gas work that was found to be immediately dangerous, knowing his Gas Safe Registration had lapsed. Liverpool Magistrates’ Court heard how from 11 November 2018, John Atherton had commenced fitting a new gas boiler and central heating system at a domestic property in St […]

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Kitchen fitter gets eight month suspended prison sentence after carrying out illegal gas work

An unregistered self-employed kitchen fitter has been given an eight month suspended prison sentence after carrying out illegal gas work. Exeter Crown Court heard how Brian Squibb, trading as BKS Kitchens and Bathrooms, was contracted to fit kitchens and signed an installer agreement giving the name of a Gas Safe member as the engineer he […]

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Gas engineer prosecuted following unsafe asbestos removal at a tenants’ home

A gas engineer removed potentially dangerous asbestos material during a gas boiler replacement putting himself and others at risk from exposure to asbestos fibres. Brian Hockin, aged 58, was removing an old warm air heating system at a residential property on Williams Close, Wrafton when he disturbed a quantity of asbestos insulation board that surrounded […]

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Landlord gets suspended prison sentence for illegally uncapping and reconnecting a gas supply

A landlord in Stockton-on-Tees, has been sentenced after illegally uncapping and reconnecting a gas supply. Teesside Magistrates’ Court heard David Wallman, a landlord of a domestic rented property uncapped and reconnected the supply which had been assessed by gas supplier Northern Gas Networks as “immediately dangerous.” An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) […]

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