An unregistered gas fitter has been ordered to complete 250 hours of community service for illegally installing an LPG gas boiler and hob at a home in Newquay as well as producing fraudulent documentation.
Dean Marshall, 47, installed the appliances several years after his registration with Gas Safe Register had lapsed, meaning he wasn’t permitted to carry out gas work, Truro Crown Court heard on 15 September.
His previous registration with Gas Safe Register did not cover any work on any LPG gas appliances, as he had never completed the proper training for this work. Despite this he continued to use the Gas Safe Register logo on paperwork he issued.
Mr Marshall’s illegal gaswork came to light when the homeowner, who had been repeatedly asked for the commissioning documentation for the new boiler, noticed that Dean Marshall had used another name and registration number on the commissioning certificate.
An investigation by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) found that Mr Marshall had fraudulently used another Gas Safe registered engineer’s details to deceive the homeowners.
Mr Marshall, of Dukes Way, Newquay, pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 3(3), 3(7), and 33(2) of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998, was sentenced to undertake 250 hours unpaid work for each offence to run concurrently and ordered to pay £4,966.42 in costs.
Further information on domestic gas safety issues can be found on the HSE website at http://www.hse.gov.uk/gas/domestic/
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