Building company fined £40,000

A building company and its director have been fined for putting a childminder and the children in her care at risk of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.

Plastic and Wood Specialists built a structure, which the childminder used to shelter young children, around the flue outlet for the boiler. The structure partially enclosed the boiler flue making it unsafe, Northampton Magistrates’ Court heard.

Plastic and Wood Specialists was fined £40,000, while company director, Alan Wager, was given a 26-week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months.