Dangerous Gas Work Prosecutions

A timely reminder to make sure even the simplest work on gas pipes, fittings and appliances is carried out correctly.

Update: here is another case of shoddy gas safety work (annual gas safety checks).

Update: more fines for using illegal gas fitters. Regulation 36(4) of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998, states: “Every landlord shall ensure that any work in relation to a relevant gas fitting or any check of a gas appliance or flue is carried out by, or by an employee of, a member of a class of persons approved for the time being by the Health and Safety Executive for the purposes of regulation 3(3) of these Regulations.”

Update: (18th Oct) leaving a gas fire in an unsafe condition results in a fine. Regulation 26(9)(d) of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 states: ‘Where a person performs work on a gas appliance he shall immediately thereafter examine its operation so as to ensure its safe functioning and forthwith take reasonable practicable steps to notify any defect to the responsible person (in this case the homeowner).”

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