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  • Gas installation was a risk to life
    Sent: 30/01/2008
    THE lives of a woman and her two children were put at risk when their railway worker landlord installed a replacement gas boiler himself. Within days of unqualified Martin Griffiths installing the boiler at the ground- floor flat he co-owned in Mi ... read more


    TIPS FOR TENANTS AND LANDLORDS
    Sent: 30/01/2008
    Leasing a property is not without its difficulties for both tenant and landlord. In both cases, it's always best to be clear exactly what is included before you sign, or have someone sign, on the dotted line. Below are five top tips for tenants - ... read more


    HSE launches second stage of gas installer competition
    Sent: 28/01/2008
    he Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have launched the second stage of the competition to run a new gas installer registration scheme. The new scheme is set to bring added value to gas consumer safety and benefits to gas installers across Great Brita ... read more


    Witt Gas Techniques Returns to Foodex Meatex 2008
    Sent: 28/01/2008
    Witt Gas Techniques Ltd, the Warrington, Cheshire based gas safety, control, mixing and analysis equipment supplier will be returning to Foodex Meatex 2008, NEC, Birmingham, 6th 9th April 2008 for the second time as an exhibiter on stand no. V311 s ... read more


    Dangerous work by local plumber
    Sent: 28/01/2008
    A MAN whose plumbing work was described as dangerous pleaded guilty to nine health and safety offences and four trading standards offences. David John Mees, 44, of Ail y Bryn, Llandinam, trading as DEE services, pleaded guilty to the charges at We ... read more


    Gas leak costs Wales landlord 10,000 pounds
    Sent: 26/01/2008
    A Rhondda landlord has been fined six thousand pounds with costs of 4,478 pounds after he carried out gas work at one of his properties. The Health and Safety Executive today warned landlords to use only competent CORGI registered gas fitters work ... read more


    Lucky escape in gas fireball blast
    Sent: 26/01/2008
    A DUNDEE mother and her two young children escaped serious injury yesterday when a gas fireball ripped through their family home in Clepington Road. The strength of the explosion, believed to have been caused by a leaking gas fire, was so powerful ... read more


    Dangers of CO gas in rearing sheds evident
    Sent: 25/01/2008
    A warning was issued to gamerearers last week by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) of the potential risks associated with gas-fired brooder heaters. A warning was issued to gamerearers last week by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) of the ... read more


    Rhondda landlord prosecuted for carrying out his own gas work
    Sent: 25/01/2008
    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is warning landlords to use only competent CORGI registered gas fitters work on domestic gas appliances. The warning follows HSEs prosecution of a Rhondda landlord after he carried out gas work at one of his pro ... read more


    Coroner in warning after fumes death
    Sent: 22/01/2008
    A CORONER has warned people to regularly service household heating systems after the death of a pensioner from carbon monoxide poisoning. Valerie Gallop Robinson, 75, was found dead at her home in Hafod y Mynydd, Rhymney, on Wednesday. Opening ... read more


    Explosion rips building apart
    Sent: 22/01/2008
    AN EXPLOSION which ripped through an industrial unit narrowly missed setting off 200 gas cylinders and destroying several buildings. A severed gas pipe is believed to be the cause of the blast, which destroyed much of the premises of Abingdon-base ... read more


    Gas poisoning OAP is improving
    Sent: 19/01/2008
    An elderly woman whose daughter died of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning is improving in hospital. Valerie Robinson Gallop's body was found at her mother's flat in Rhymney by police who had been called after concerns were raised by neighbours. ... read more


    New training centre manager
    Sent: 19/01/2008
    EVESHAM & Malvern Hills College have welcomed their new energy training centre manager in the form of Russell Joseph. Russell brings with him over 31 years of experience in the gas service industry, having started his career with British Gas, and ... read more


    Electricians work put lives at risk
    Sent: 19/01/2008
    A man endangered the lives of three Powys families by incorrectly fitting gas pipes in their homes. David Mees, 44, operated as DEE services, from Ael Y Bryn, Llandinam. He carried out the work without being registered with Corgi. He pleaded gu ... read more


    Carbon Monoxide Kills 1 at Pa. Hotel
    Sent: 18/01/2008
    Carbon monoxide fumes killed a hotel guest and sickened four others Friday after a construction canopy blocked venting from the building's hot water heaters, officials said. Levels of the poisonous, odorless gas were so high that rescuers were fo ... read more


    Boiler warning aims to prevent another toddler tragedy
    Sent: 18/01/2008
    Home owners, landlords and tenants are being urged to regularly check their hot water systems to prevent accidents. In November last year, ten-month-old Rhianna Hardie was killed at her home in Taunton when boiling water cascaded over her cot beca ... read more


    HSE Issues Warning After Gas Installer Is Jailed
    Sent: 17/01/2008
    The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued a warning to the public to only allow qualified 'CORGI' registered gas installers to work on their appliances. The call was made shortly after the inquest into the tragic death of a baby killed by s ... read more


    Where the hearth is: Fitting the right fireplace can add thousands to the value of your home
    Sent: 16/01/2008
    So now it's really cold, and while radiators may work perfectly well, they just aren't very welcoming, are they? Wouldn't you rather be huddling round a fire even a gas one, come to that on a winter's evening? Then it could be time to open up tha ... read more


    HSE warns safety comes first when working with gas after Stoke on Trent installer is jailed
    Sent: 15/01/2008
    HSE warns safety comes first when working with gas after Stoke on Trent installer is jailed. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued a warning to the public to only allow CORGI registered gas installers to work on their appliances. Every ... read more


    Ilton company offer helping hand
    Sent: 14/01/2008
    AN ILTON plumbing company is offering people free safety checks on hot water systems to make sure families aren't faced with a tragedy like the parents of baby Rhianna Hardie. Rhianna died after suffering 95% burns when a faulty heating system exp ... read more


    BREAKING NEWS: ROGUE GAS FITTER JAILED
    Sent: 12/01/2008
    A Rogue gas fitter has been sent for prison for six months for falsely claiming to be Corgi registered. David Mountford, of Lightwood Road, Longton, visited three properties between 2004 and 2007 and carried out life-threatening work. The 37-ye ... read more


    Ilkley woman claims her carbon monoxide alarm could save lives
    Sent: 11/01/2008
    A CARBON monoxide gas detector alarm could save the lives of Wharfedale residents, claims an Ilkley heating engineer. Jo Thornley says not enough people have detector alarms in their homes to warn them of a potentially deadly gas leak, although ma ... read more


    BUILDER STARTING YEAR WITH RECORD ORDER BOOK
    Sent: 11/01/2008
    A Record order book will result in Bristol builder Rok's 2007 results being "significantly ahead" of last year's, it revealed yesterday.In a trading statement, the Ham Green firm said trading for the year to December 31 was expected to be in line wit ... read more


    Castle Point MP spells out mobile poisoning danger
    Sent: 11/01/2008
    CASTLE Point MP Bob Spink has warned mobile home owners about carbon monoxide poisoning dangers. Dr Spink was in Parliament to hear Derbyshire Labour MP Tom Levitt tell MPs of a 15-year-old constituent who died with a friend after schools had been ... read more


    UK-Huddersfield: gas safety, servicing and maintenance contract
    Sent: 08/01/2008
    The Works comprising briefly of the following: Fully inclusive annual safety test and service of all gas heating appliances, including the issuing of a Landlords Gas Safety Record. A visual inspection of residents own gas cookers. Testing of gas inst ... read more


    Ventless Fireplaces - Guard Your Family Against Possible Health Hazards
    Sent: 07/01/2008
    The use of ventless fireplaces has become very popular in new homes and when rehabbing older homes. The reasons for their popularity are many. The primary reasons though have to do with ease of installation and the flexibility that you get when you d ... read more


    Anger at 'gas leak' confusion A FAMILY spent a chilly Christmas huddled round portable heaters after fears of a carbon monoxide leak from their boiler.
    Sent: 07/01/2008
    A FAMILY spent a chilly Christmas huddled round portable heaters after fears of a carbon monoxide leak from their boiler. Chris Chandler-King, who lives in Thirlemere Road, on the Queensway estate, Wellingborough, with his wife Caroline, two-year- ... read more


    Returning Residents Face Floods in Nev.
    Sent: 07/01/2008
    FERNLEY, Nev. (AP) - More residents who fled nearly 300 homes flooded when a canal's earthen bank collapsed hoped to return Monday, but they faced the damage caused by the wave of frigid water that surged through the town and then froze. Some res ... read more


    Clueless tenants in poisoning alert
    Sent: 04/01/2008
    FireAngel, one of the UKs leading producers of high technology safety products such as smoke alarms and fire protection devices, is urging people to get wise to carbon monoxide poisoning after research revealed a shocking lack of knowledge among hou ... read more


    Parts Center teams up with CORGI to restrict the sale of gas parts in order to promote safety news on PlumbingPark.co.uk
    Sent: 03/01/2008
    Parts Center, part of the Wolseley group, is saying no to cowboy HVAC installers by backing a gas safety initiative, developed in partnership with CORGI. From 1 January 2008, 200 Parts Center branches across the UK will limit the sale of safety cr ... read more




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