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Man sentanced for Illegally fitting boiler

A man from Clevedon, North Somerset, has been sentenced and fined for installing a gas boiler and flue illegally and unsafely at a property in Bristol. The culprit is Jeffrey Maslen, a 47 year old man. He appeared at North Avon Magistrates Court in Bristol, where he was ordered to pay costs of over £1,300, he was also given a curfew that will last 8 weeks and one hundred hours of community service work. He admitted in court, to breaching gas safety regulations and lying about his credentials in order to get work.

Illegally fitted boiler a real threat

Jeffrey Maslen had installed a gas boiler with a flue, at a property back in 2009, the flue later detached, which could have exposed the occupants of the property to large amounts of harmful carbon monoxide gas. Malsen falsely claimed to be a qualified, certified and Gas Safe Register plumbing and heating engineer, in order to get the gas boiler installation job. Representatives from the HSE – Health & Safety Executive, informed the magistrates, that he was not qualified to undertake the work, which he carried out. He was not Gas Safe registered. Gas Safe Register has replaced CORGI registrations, when a company is Gas Safe registered it means that their technicians are qualified to safely and legally install gas boilers and any other gas appliances.

Health and safety Inspector, Caroline Bird said: Any business/sole trader who carries out work on gas appliances without being on the Gas Safe Register is breaking the law. It is essential that anyone who carries out work on gas fittings are registered with Gas Safe, and are capable of carrying out the work.

Home Cure’s locally based engineers are all Gas Safe Registered, our engineers are all qualified and competent in carrying out gas boiler installation, safely and efficiently. If you need a reliable company to install or repair your gas appliances, then you can trust in Home Cure. All our work is guaranteed, so you are fully covered if anything goes wrong, which it is highly unlikely to. Our team carries all the right equipment with them to carry out all jobs in a safe and efficient manner.

Home Cure gets the majority of our work from word of mouth, we strive to stay reliable and professional. When one of our engineers is carrying out an installation or repair job in your home, you can rest assured that they are committed to giving every customer a quality service and a great experience. Contact Home Cure today for a free boiler installation quote and one of our Gas Safe registered engineers could be at your home within an hour.