Plumber punished for undertaking gas work with an expired Gas Safe registration number

Health and Safety Executive

A plumber in Essex has been sentenced to a community order after installing gas boilers without being Gas Safe registered.

Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court heard how Martin Law installed three gas boilers and associated pipework at three premises. A Gas Safe investigation into the work undertaken at the premises found defects in all three of them.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive into the installations which occurred over an eight month period between October 2014 and May 2015, also found that despite Mr Law not being Gas Safe Registered, he used the Gas-Safe logo on his vehicle and in a local magazine as well as signing off gas work undertaken with an expired number.

Mr Law trading as Complete Heating and Plumbing, pleaded guilty to breaching Regulations 3(3) and 3(7) of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 and was sentenced to a community order of 150 hours unpaid work over the next 12 months, and ordered to pay costs of £663.