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Workman denies fitting 'dangerous' gas boiler

A man has appeared in court charged with fitting a faulty and “dangerous” gas boiler at a house in Torquay, the Herald Express has reported.

Philip Bowden, 62, of Daisy’s Path, Stoke Gabriel, pleaded not guilty to four charges of breaching health and safety regulations at Torquay Magistrates Court.

The allegations state that between August and December 2012, Mr Bowden committed offences relating to the installation of a gas boiler at a property in Meadfoot Lane.

The first charge claims he fitted the gas boiler while not being a member of the Gas Safe Register, and the second offence states that he installed a gas boiler that could not be used without constituting a danger to the owner of the house.

The third charge claims Mr Bowden falsely pretended to be a member of the Gas Safe Register, while the fourth that he allowed a worker under his control to install a gas fitting without being a member of the Gas Safe Register.

The case is being prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive.

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