The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has successfully prosecuted a Cornish based man after he was found guilty of two breaches of gas safety legislation. He was sentenced to eight months in prison, suspended for one year and ordered to undertake 180 hours unpaid community work. The court ordered him to pay £4,000 in costs and disqualified him from being a company director for three years.
Exeter Magistrates' Court has fined an unregistered gas fitter £2,000 and ordered to pay £692 in costs. He was also given a 32 week prison sentence, suspended for 2 years after pleading guilty to breaching Regulation 3(3) and 26(1) of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998.
Manchester Crown Court, (Minshull Street) has sentenced a self employed man from Middleton to two nine month suspended sentences for 12 months, 250 hours unpaid community work, and a curfew requirement from 7pm to 6am for 4 months, after pleading guilty Section 33(1)(g) of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, and Regulation 3(3) of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998. He was also ordered to pay £1800 in compensation to the homeowner and contribute £1200 to prosecution costs.
Construction company failed to provide information on gas pipe during demolition work... A construction company has been prosecuted after a gas leak in Liverpool city centre provoked fears of an explosion and led to disruption across the city.