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Suspended sentence for unregistered gas worker

Construction boss jailed

A man has been fined and given a suspended prison sentence after working on a number of boilers without being Gas Safe registered. High Wycombe Crown Court heard how Philip Locke carried out work on a boiler in 2013 without being registered, faults were later found with the boiler. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecuting issued a letter to …

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Fine for unregistered gas fitter

Construction boss jailed

An unregistered gas fitter from Farnborough has been prosecuted for carrying out illegal gas work which was found to be unsafe. Basingstoke Magistrates’ court heard how Mr Fergus Leask, who also trades as Eldan Plumbing, had assured the homeowner that he was Gas Safe Registered. When he was unable to supply the gas safe certificate months after installing the boiler, the …

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Day in the life: Gas Man God

Gas Man God

Skill Builder’s ‘Day in the life’ feature takes a look at a typical day in the life of different tradespeople. In the first in the series we talk to a plumbing and heating engineer who goes by the name of Gas Man God who is one of the co-founders of  the Gas Safety Super Heros campaign.* Name: GasManGod Trade: Gas …

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Newquay gas fitter sentenced for unregistered gaswork

Construction boss jailed

An unregistered gas fitter has been ordered to complete 250 hours of community service for illegally installing a LPG gas boiler and hob at a Newquay home as well as producing fraudulent documentation. Dean Marshall, aged 47, of Dukes Way, Newquay, installed the gas boiler and gas hob at a property on Chynowen Lane, Newquay several years after his registration …

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Gas engineer fined for unsafe installation

Construction boss jailed

A Gas Safe registered engineer from Middlesex has been fined for safety failings after he carried out an unsafe installation. In a one day trial at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court it was heard how Michael Efthymiou, a self- employed gas engineer, carried out an unsafe installation of a gas combination boiler and flue at a domestic property in Crossfield Road, Clacton-on-Sea. An investigation …

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Man sentenced for pretending to be Gas Safe Registered

Construction boss jailed

A 35-year-old self-employed worker from London has been given two suspended jail terms for pretending to be Gas Safe Registered. At the Old Bailey the court heard how Winters signed Gas Safe certificates for a number of properties. This was only discovered after a gas leak was reported by National Grid at a rented property. Brian Winters of Hertford Road, Edmonton was found guilty of four charges of regulation 3(7) …

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Suspended prison sentence for Manchester gas worker

Construction boss jailed

A man who fitted central heating boilers at two houses in Greater Manchester has received a suspended prison sentence, after he admitted he did not have the required safety registration to do the work. Christopher Dignam, trading at Blue Flame Plumbing and Heating Services, has never been on the Gas Safe Register, the body which ensures those who carry out …

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Suspended prison sentence for unregistered gas fitter

Construction deaths rise

A gas fitter from Walsall has received a suspended prison sentence after he fitted a hob at a house in Tamworth when not on the Gas Safe Register. Alan Nicholas Price’s work came to the attention of HSE after a registered fitter subsequently carried out repairs on the gas hob. The unregistered gas fitter from Pelsall, was charged with breaching …

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