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Government to launch review into carbon monoxide alarms

Review will examine existing legislation, checking if it remains fit for purpose Ministers to consider reforms once review reports back A government review into rules that require carbon monoxide alarms to be fitted in homes across England has been announced today (30 April 2018) by Housing Minister Dominic Raab. Around 8 million carbon monoxide alarms […]

Report Reveals Need for Update of Housing Safety System

A  report from the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has revealed strong support for an update and review of the current Housing Health and Safety Rating System, which is used to take action on poor housing. The Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS), introduced in the Housing Act 2004, assesses risks to health […]

Grenfell fire prompts gas pipe probe

The Grenfell Tower fire has prompted an investigation into incomplete records of gas pipes in high-rise buildings. Cadent Gas, which operates and maintains local pipes in four regions of England, said some blocks were omitted from its 10-year survey. The company alerted energy regulator Ofgem, which is now investigating. The incomplete records emerged after Cadent […]

Essex engineer sentenced for unregistered gas work

A worker has been sentenced after breaching a prohibition notice for gas work and for leaving gas appliances in a dangerous state. Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court heard that in July 2015 Gary Miller disconnected and removed a boiler from a domestic property in Brentwood, and installed a replacement with associated pipework. An investigation by the Health […]

Worker jailed for unregistered gas work

Mr Cody Stevens, an unregistered gas fitter operating as a director of Master Plumbing Contractors Limited, has today been sentenced for carrying out gas work without being registered with Gas Safe Register. Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court heard how Mr Stevens undertook gas work in two properties in Milton Keynes between 2015 and 2016 when he was […]

Company and director sentenced after carrying out unregistered gas work

A Chelmsford based company and director have been fined after conducting gas work at a domestic property in Mount Pleasant, Maldon without being gas safe registered. Chelmsford Crown Court heard how N Murray and Sons Ltd had been contracted in May 2014 to install two boilers at two domestic properties in Essex. Following the boilers […]

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