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Illegal gas engineer suspended from employment

A gas engineer, who wasn't registered and so had been working illegally, has been suspended after he installed a boiler in an unsafe condition in a family household, highlighting the importance and value of qualified and registered gas engineers.

The gas engineer, Mahmood Khan, who lives in Sheffield, was found out when a Gas Safe regional investigator visited the property that the work had been conducted on.

The investigator saw that Khan had installed a boiler in the property and left it in an immediately dangerous state. A National Grid engineer came at a later date, capped the boiler and left a warning note, at which point the tenant informed her landlord of the problem. When Khan returned to the property a week later he ignored the warning and reconnected the supply with the faults still in place.

A Gas Safe registered engineer later installed a safe boiler in the property, while Mr Khan has pleaded guilty to four offences under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998, was given a six-month jail sentence and ordered to pay