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Two construction companies fined £670,000 after carbon monoxide enters property

Two construction companies have been fined when a project to remove cowls to redundant flue pipes resulted in carbon monoxide (CO) entering a property. Cambridge Crown Court heard how, on 19 December 2014, a mistake regarding the correct floor level resulted in a live flue being blocked. Scaffolding was erected outside a 13-storey block of […]

Britain’s annual injury and ill health statistics released

The latest annual injury and ill health statistics from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show 1.3 million workers were suffering from work related ill-health and there were 609,000 workplace injuries in 2016/17. The figures show that while Britain remains one of the safest places to work, there is still work to do to drive […]

Unregistered engineer jailed after unsafe gas work

An unregistered engineer has been jailed after carrying out unsafe gas work at a property in Bacton, Norfolk. Norwich Crown Court heard how Christopher Johnson was contracted by the householder to install gas pipework, a gas cooker, gas hob and gas fire. The work took place in the summer of 2016. After several gas leaks occurred, […]

Your Housing Group see unexpected benefits with CDMS

11 Lee Woods is Head of Compliance for Your Housing Group, a large housing association based in the North West with around 24,000 units. The Group has a diverse domestic and commercial gas portfolio across assets located in the Cheshire, South and North geographical regions. As one of the pioneers of the CORGI Compliance Document […]

Cornwall landlord fined after gas safety concerns

A landlord from Cornwall has been fined after failing to maintain gas appliances at his rental properties on St Thomas Road, Launceston. Truro Crown Court heard how gas appliances in the two properties went unmaintained and were not inspected by a registered Gas Safe Register engineer. An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) […]

Building company fined after breaching gas safety laws

A North West building firm and its director have been fined after a family of four were hospitalised due to exposure to carbon monoxide (CO) at their home. Manchester (Minshull Street) Crown Court heard that SJW Joinery & Building Ltd and director Simon Wiley had been contracted by the homeowners to carry out building work […]

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