Wednesday, 4 November 2009

HSE issues new warning to landlords about gas appliances

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is warning landlords to be extra vigilant in ensuring the properties they own contain safe gas appliances that are correctly checked and certified.

It follows the sentencing on 28 October of landlord Helen Jayne Beckett, of Lodge Hill, Addingham, Ilkley, who was fined £1,000 and ordered to pay £1,500 costs. Ms Beckett pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 36(3) of the Gas Safety (Installations and Use) Regulations 1998 and of contravening a previous improvement notice.

For more information about safe gas appliances please click here The Landlord Resource Centre - Gas Safety and for a list of registered Gas Safe engineers please click here The Business Directory - Plumbing and Heating