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Electrician handed suspended sentence!

An Electrician has been handed a suspension after carrying out illegal gas work!

 

The electrician in question had carried out the work between March and August and installed a boiler on the 24th October at a domestic property in Rossendale without being Gas Safe registered. This is illegal no matter the level of qualifications you hold...not being registered with the Gas Safe Register is illegal if you plan to carry out any work of this kind in the UK, Isle of Man and Guernsey!

 

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Following the concerns of installation defects put forward by the family that lives in the house - Gas Safe inspectors checked and found the work was at risk and not to current standards. The boiler was apparently installed without a flue connected...In the end, the electrician received a 26 week suspended sentence to 12 months, 150 hours unpaid work and ordered to pay costs of £2,298.20. Which could have been avoided if he applied to the gas safe register, it's simple, don't carry out gas work if you're not registered, because it will come back to haunt you - the purpose of the register is to keep the public and you as a trader safe from the dangers involved in gas.

 

What is the Gas Safe Register?

 

Gas Safe Register is the official gas registration body for the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Guernsey, appointed by the relevant Health and Safety Authority for each area. By law, all gas engineers must be on the Gas Safe Register! The purpose of this registration body is to ensure that the public and the engineer are safe. They do this by inspecting the work of Gas Safe registered engineers and investigating reports of illegal gas work. Additionally keeping the list up-to-date and accurate means that they can keep unqualified workers out of the industry. To check an engineers legitimacy, ask them for their ID card and type in the unique card number into - www.gassaferegister.co.uk/

 

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To become Gas Safe Registered you must have three things; firstly, the technical ability, a portfolio of work and you must have completed an ACS assessment. All three of these can be achieved by completing our New Entrant Gas Training Package 2 or for plumbers who are seeking gas training then you should take a look at our Qualified Plumber Gas Training Package 2!

Gas training at our training centre is hands-on, you will learn the fundamental skills that will be required for you to eventually be in a position to register with Gas Safe. Our instructors are highly passionate about the subject, they know the topic inside and out from the theory to practical - with the knowledge accumulated over their time working as gas engineers they know what to tell our students and from their recent years teaching they know how to translate their experiences into relevant &  helpful advice that put our students a cut above the rest.

 

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If you would like to contact us about getting some training of your own, then you have a few options, the fastest method of contact would be to call us during opening hours (8:30-16:30) on 08081003245! If you would prefer to speak to a member of staff in person then feel free to come down to our office we will show you around our facilities and answer any questions. We are based in Dartford just a short walk away from the train station.

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