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Two companies and director fined after failing to prevent exposure to asbestos

Two Greater Manchester companies and their sole director have been fined after failing to manage asbestos safely during the refurbishment of a converted mill. Manchester Magistrates’ Court heard that Titan MCR limited was the principal contractor refurbishing an old Mill complex at Greenfield in Oldham, owned by the Greenfield Centre Limited. Mark Hirst is the […]

Roofer sentenced after dangerous carbon monoxide release

A self-employed roofer has been sentenced after leaving a gas appliance flue in an immediately dangerous condition when he removed a chimney stack from a property in March 2019. Truro Crown Court heard how Mark Reski, trading as MR Roofing & Leadwork, was contracted to remove and rebuild a chimney stack from the roof of […]

Self-employed gas fitter jailed for illegal gas work

A fitter has been jailed after carrying out illegal gas work which was deemed by Gas Safe Register as immediately dangerous to life and property. York Crown Court heard that between 14 and 15 November 2015 and in the summer of 2017, Paul Golding undertook illegal gas work at an address in Scarborough. An investigation […]

Man sentenced following gas concerns at Caravan site

One of the individuals with management responsibility of a static caravan site has been sentenced for failing to have gas appliances properly maintained and inspected and failing to safely store Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders. Nottingham Crown Court heard that concerns were raised in April 2016 by North East Derbyshire District Council relating to Felix […]

Company and gas fitter fined after gas explosion

A self-employed gas fitter has been fined after he and his son received serious burns following an explosion at a motor vehicle showroom in Glasgow. Glasgow Sheriff Court heard that on 3 August 2016 Kenneth Ewen had been asked to install a heater in the wash area at Arnold Clark Limited on Kilmarnock Road. While […]

Thousands complain about solar panels

Thousands of people who bought solar panels have complained to a financial watchdog that they are not bringing them the returns they were promised. Many people took out loans to pay for panels on the promise they would save thousands of pounds in electricity costs and make money generating power. They say they have not […]

Company and director fined following dangerous construction work around a domestic boiler

A building company and its director have been fined for unsafe construction work around a domestic gas boiler which resulted in a gas escape. Birmingham Magistrates’ Court heard how MD Building Contractors Ltd was contracted to undertake construction work at Brooklyn Avenue, Aston, Birmingham, between 26 July and 28 August 2017. The work was an […]