Forging a Gas Safety Document

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When gas appliances are not maintained correctly it can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning,  which is also known as the silent killer.   In the UK more than 50 people die from carbon monoxide poisoning every year and another 200 are left seriously ill.

I was  therefore shocked when it was reported recently by the Health and Safety Executive about a Cambridge  landlord who risked the health and safety of his tenants by producing fake compliance certificates.


The  landlord pleaded guilty to two charges under Section 33(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 for his legal failings and dishonesty and was sentenced to two months in jail for each offence with the sentences to run concurrently but suspended for 12 months. He was also required to wear an electronic tag for two months and ordered to pay costs of £4768.00

 
Hopefully the landlord will learn his lesson and it may be a deterrent for others. 
 
 David Chilcott 
Associate of the Institute of Legal Executives
Personal Injury team

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