All landlords must have gas safety certificate, specialist says
Posted by Nicole Stevens
All landlords in the UK must own a valid gas safety certificate, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has highlighted.
It may be advisable for landlords to check that they have installed safety signs in their properties after Nuneaton resident Steven James Boote was handed a suspended six-month prison sentence for not carrying out yearly gas inspections.
Mr Boote was also ordered to pay £30,000 in costs and serve 200 hours of community service.
HSE inspector Gareth Langston said: "A gas leak or faulty appliance can cause an explosion or lead to carbon monoxide poisoning, potentially killing their tenants.
"Tenants have the right to check the gas certification when they move in to rented accommodation."
The HSE recently fined a woodworker from Dewsbury after he used an unguarded saw and risked injury to himself and those around him.
HSE inspector Neil Hope-Collins said that the saw's blade could have severed a limb.
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