illegal work

Rogue trader gets community order after lying about Gas Safe Registration

A self-employed man from Burnley has received a 15-month community order after carrying out gas work without being Gas Safe registered. Preston Crown Court heard that Adam Kilbride carried out work at two properties in Burnley in December 2018 and January 2019, whilst falsely claiming to be Gas Safe registered. Following notification of installation defects […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Gas Safe reveals extent of unsafe illegal work

Two thirds of illegal gas work carried out in homes is found to be unsafe, investigations data reveals. Central London tops the list for unsafe gas work, with three quarters of investigations into illegal gas work finding that appliances are unsafe Cutting corners and not checking tradesperson’s ID and qualifications is putting families at risk […]

Read More