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Landlord given suspended prison sentence after faking gas document

26th November 2012 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Jason Nicholls 

A Cambridge landlord has been given a suspended prison sentence after faking a certificate to give the impression that a property's gas appliances were safe.

Forty-three year-old Emran Hussain attempted to deceive officials at a house he rented to four tenants on Spalding Way after ignoring an Improvement Notice from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

News of his offence comes after the HSE also prosecuted Elite Precast Concrete after a worker suffered serious leg injuries after being hit by a forklift truck. The individual had not being given vital guidance that could have prevented the incident.

Mr Hussain was found guilty of two charges under Section 33(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and was sentenced to two months in prison.

HSE inspector Roxanne Barker said: "It is important that landlords fulfil their legal gas safety obligations to their tenants by ensuring that an annual gas safety check is carried out by a suitably qualified Gas Safe registered engineer, and that tenants are provided with a copy of these checks."ADNFCR-2754-ID-801494544-ADNFCR


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