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Lapsed engineer carried out dangerous gas work

The HSE has prosecuted a lapsed gas engineer after he carried out gas work that was found to be Immediately Dangerous.

Mansfield Magistrates’ Court heard that, during September and October 2016, Adam Mansbridge from Newark, replaced a gas boiler at two addresses in Mansfield and Worksop. Mr Mansbridge had been Gas Safe registered previously but his registration had lapsed.

Gas Safe Register attended the properties and identified defects that were Immediately Dangerous and At Risk. The HSE, prosecuting, said Mr Mansbridge’s was not registered when he carried out the work.

Adam Mansbridge of Thorpe Close, Coddington, Newark, pleaded guilty to a breach of Regulation 3 (3) of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 (as amended). He was given a curfew order for 12 weeks, ordered to pay costs of £2,500 plus £500 compensation to one customer.

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