gas


Plumber’s disregard for law lands him in court

An Essex-based plumber who carried out unsafe and unregistered gas work in September 2016 has been sentenced. Read More

Contractor sentenced after illegal gas work left in dangerous state

A self-employed drainage contractor has been sentenced after conducting gas work he was not registered or competent to do and leaving it in a dangerous condition. Read More

Council warns takeaways are failing gas safety checks

Recent inspections carried out by environmental health officers found many restaurants and takeaways are breaking the law by getting domestic safety certificates instead. Read More

Workers at risk from strikes to the UK’s utility infrastructure

The unintentional striking of underground assets, such as cables and pipelines, can cause life-changing injuries to construction workers. Therefore, asset owners and local authorities have a duty of care to better protect those working on the frontline, as well as the general public. Read More

Fireplace fitters sentenced for unregistered gas work

The HSE’s investigation found that substandard – and in some cases dangerous – gas work was undertaken at the properties. Read More

Unregistered gas engineer sentenced after deliberate deception

A former gas engineer has been sentenced after conducting gas work he was no longer registered or competent to do and leaving it in a dangerous condition. Read More

Fines for Southern Gas and a construction firm after gas leak

A major UK gas distribution company and a Kent based construction company have been fined after a gas main ignited whilst it was being repaired. Read More

£1.25m fine for exposing public to fumes

During demolition and reconstruction of a wall, many live flues of gas boilers were removed, damaged and blocked, exposing residents to a risk from carbon monoxide poisoning. Read More

13 people treated in Scottish Gas chemical incident

The premises of Scottish Gas in Edinburgh was evacuated on Friday afternoon after a suspected chemical incident which saw three people admitted to hospital and ten others needing treatment. Read More

IOELVs Directive: Welcome step forward in battle against hazardous substance exposure

Occupational exposure to hazardous substances including toxic gas, volatile liquids and compounds, remains a key challenge for health and safety managers. Getting to grips with this often invisible yet very serious threat isn’t easy and is complicated by gaps in legislation. Read More



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