illegal gas work

Man sentenced for incorrectly and illegally installing new boiler

A man has been sentenced after carrying out illegal and unsafe gas work. North Staffordshire Magistrates’ Court heard how, in April 2018, Jeffrey Lewis incorrectly installed a new boiler in a domestic property in Stoke-on-Trent. Mr Lewis was, nor had ever been, Gas Safe Registered. He also issued an invalid gas safety certificate to the […]

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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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Do punishments for illegal gas work go far enough?

In his most recent article for Installer, heating and plumbing engineer Andy Gibbs questions if enough is being done to deter people from illegally working on gas: This month I’ve been looking into punishments handed down to illegal gas installers. I spotted this story on Installer’s website regarding a kitchen fitter who illegally worked on a hob, […]

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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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