A £500 fine has been issued to a gas fitter after his illegal work left a couple suffering from Carbon Monoxide poisoning in their Middlesex home. The gas cooker installer was prosecuted for not being registered while carrying out gas work and for not holding up-to-date competencies need for certain types of gas work. As well as being fined £500 for breaching Gas Safety Regulations, he was also prosecuted and ordered to pay £1,500 for[...]

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Unsafe temporary hob installation

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A gas installer recently visited a property to carry out a gas safety inspection and discovered his customer’s kitchen in a state of transition. The customer had connected the gas hob for temporary use while waiting for his new kitchen to arrive. Not only is this highly unadvised but is highly dangerous. The condition of the flex and the obvious installation defects meant that the gas installer had no option but to disconnect the hob[...]

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A recent report has claimed that 7 out of 17 deaths that have been caused by Carbon Monoxide poisoning were associated with cooking appliances. Out of the seven deaths four of them were link to enclosed grill models that did not have automatic shut-off valves. The report also shows that gas cookers left on or opened in a small or poorly vented kitchen for prolonged periods of time also posed great danger. It is advised[...]

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An illegal gas installer who claimed to be registered has been fined £8,000 after installing gas appliances at a property in East London. The illegal gas installer pretended to be registered and carried out gas work while not being registered in order to earn some money. The court heard that the gas fitter knew he was operating illegally as he was refused after trying to become registered only months before this. After being prosecuted for[...]

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Unconventional oven installation

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A gas engineer recently came across an unconventional oven installation in South London. After complaining about smelling gas from around the cooker area, the tenants decided to get in a gas engineer to investigate. When the gas engineer arrived and checked the fitting it was obvious that the correct pipe fittings were not used. The engineer who had installed the oven decided to use a shocking 3m of 8mm tubing. This meant that the oven[...]

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