HSE

Rogue trader spared immediate jail time after unsafe gas work

A self-employed rogue trader has been handed a suspended prison sentence after carrying out illegal gas work in Gloucestershire. Christian Davis falsely claimed he was Gas Safe Registered but had actually been removed from the register due to concerns about the standard of his work and his competency. Trading as BS1 Plumbing and Heating, the […]

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Rogue trader gets suspended prison sentence after connecting gas supply with water

A rogue trader has received a suspended prison sentence after he carried out illegal gas work at a house in Peterborough. Anthony Rice, trading as Rice Plumbing and Oil Heating, attended the property on Edwalton Avenue on 31 January 2023 where he replaced a gas boiler and altered gas pipe work. However, Rice accidentally connected […]

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HSE builds construction support to protect workers’ mental health

The construction industry has stepped-up its efforts to combat work-related stress and promote good mental health by joining Great Britain’s workplace regulator campaign. The Working Minds campaign, set up by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), welcomes six new partners in the construction industry to help reach trades and offer free support. March sees the […]

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Rogue trader jailed for repeatedly carrying out illegal gas work

A West Midlands man has been jailed after carrying out repeated illegal and unsafe gas work. During 2020 and 2021, Daniel Kelly Mountain, installed and worked on gas boilers and performed gas work when he was not registered as an individual with the Gas Safe Register. He also falsely advertised himself as being Gas Safe […]

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Building Safety Act: What you need to know

From 1st October 2023 a number of new regulations will come into force under the Building Safety Act 2022, and they don’t only affect high-risk buildings. Alex Minett, Head of Global New Markets at CHAS highlights some of the key changes. The Building Regulations etc. (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2023 covers a series of new reforms. However, while these reforms might seem […]

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