Safety concerns due to the illegal fitting of a domestic boiler by a landlord (an unqualified person) results in a fine.
Speaking after the hearing, HSE Inspector Simon Jones, said:
“Mr Johnson tried to save money by removing an old gas boiler and replacing it with a new one himself, but his work had the potential to endanger lives – not just of anyone in the house itself, but also in neighbouring properties had there been an explosion. Gas work should only be undertaken by Gas Safe registered engineers who are properly trained and accredited to carry out work safely.”
Regulation 26 (1) of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 states: “No person shall install a gas appliance unless it can be used without constituting a danger to any person.”
Regulation 3 (3) of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 states: “No employer shall allow any of his employees to carry out any work in relation to a gas fitting or service pipework and no self-employed person shall carry out any such work, unless the employer or self-employed person, as the case may be, is a member of a class of persons approved for the time being by the Health and Safety Executive for the purposes of this paragraph.
Here is the press release of Britain’s Health and Safety Authority (HSE).