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Norfolk heating engineer fined for illegal gas work

A Norfolk heating engineer has been fined for illegally carrying out sub-standard gas work at a newly built home in Dereham.

Norwich Magistrates’ Court heard that between August 2011 and May 2012, Mr David Scent, of Rectory Gardens, Hingham, Norfolk, installed a gas boiler at a property on Sheldrick Place.

The homeowner contacted Gas Safe Register to raise his concerns about the gas installation.

A Gas Safe investigator visited the address and found the boiler pipework and flue had a number of ‘at risk’ faults.

The Health and Safety Executive was notified and established that Mr Scent had illegally installed the boiler without being registered with Gas Safe.

HSE also found that he had signed the commissioning certificate for the boiler using Gas Safe registration details of a previous employer who had no knowledge of the work.

Mr Scent was fined a total of £1,400 and ordered to pay £2,190 in costs after pleading guilty to two separate breaches of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998.

Gas Safe Register chief executive Russell Kramer said: “Every Gas Safe registered engineer carries a Gas Safe ID card, which shows who they are and the type of gas appliances they are qualified to work on.

“We always encourage the public to ask for and check the card and if they have any concerns about the safety of work carried out in their home, to speak to us. Every year we investigate thousands of reports of illegal gas work.”

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