News & Views

New funding announced to support smart meter rollout

18/5/2016 A new fund has been launched which is open to applications from not-for-profit organisations who can help engage people and communities across Britain with information about how to get and use smart meters. The Smart Energy GB in Communities Fund has been launched by Smart Energy GB, the voice of the smart meter rollout.  […]

Accrington landlord in Court for gas safety failing

An Accrington landlord has been sentenced to six months imprisonment after he ignored repeated warnings about arranging an annual gas safety check at a house in the town. The sentence was suspended for 12 months during this period he will be electronically tagged and will have to abide by a curfew between 7pm and 7am […]

CORGI to speak at Northern Housing Consortium Health & Safety Seminar on 25 May 2016

Kevin Winship, Technical Safety Manager for CORGI Technical Services, will be speaking at the Health & Safety Seminar for the Northern Housing Consortium on Wednesday 25th May 2016. Kevin will cover two topics at the seminar: The duties expected of landlords under Regulations 35 and 36 of the Gas Safety Regulations (1998) The Gas Access […]

Barnstaple gas engineer prosecuted following unsafe asbestos removal at a tenants’ home

A gas engineer removed potentially dangerous asbestos material during a gas boiler replacement putting himself and others at risk from exposure to asbestos fibres. Brian Hockin, aged 58, was removing an old warm air heating system at a residential property on Williams Close, Wrafton when he disturbed a quantity of asbestos insulation board that surrounded […]

CORGI to speak on CO awareness at Rogue Traders day

On Wednesday 16th March 2016, Chris Jones, Technical Safety Manager at CORGI Technical Services will speak at a Rogue Traders Day on Carbon Monoxide (CO) Awareness. Organised by the Thames Valley Police, the day will include two meetings in Age Concern, Twyford and Wargrave Cricket Pavilion in Berkshire and Chris will highlight some of the […]