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CORGI and The Association of Electrical Safety Managers join forces to offer free support to government organisations in wake of Grenfell Tower disaster

In the wake of the devastating Grenfell Tower disaster, CORGI Technical Services and the Association of Electrical Safety Managers (AESM) are working together to offer free, confidential support to local and national government organisations, to help avoid similar incidents in the future. Claire Heyes, CEO of CORGI Technical Services stated: “The terrible disaster at Grenfell […]

Worker jailed for unsafe gas work

Gareth Scott Redford has today been sentenced to serve 16 months in prison for carrying out unsafe gas work. Cambridge Crown Court heard how Mr Redford, a plumber, carried out gas work at four properties in the Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire areas. Concerns were raised in 2014 and the homeowners of each property separately made complaints […]

Three North East housing groups plan merger in bid to build hundreds more homes

Three North East social landlords have announced plans to merge in a bid to build hundreds more homes in the region.   Newcastle-based Isos Housing and group partner Cestria Community Housing are finalising a merger with County Durham-based Derwentside Homes in a move to form one region-wide organisation with more than 23,000 homes.

Suspended sentence for unregistered gas worker

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) […]

Landlord prosecuted for gas safety failings

Preston Landlord has been given a suspended prison sentence after failing to ensure gas appliances in one of her properties were checked for safety. Preston Magistrates Court heard that following a concern received from Preston City Council about the gas appliances in a property on Alvern Avenue in Fulwood, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) […]

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