Safety Signs News

North Devon plumber prosecuted after false claims

12th November 2012 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Jason Nicholls

A North Devon plumber has been given a suspended prison sentence after fraudulently claiming to be a registered gas fitter.

Ben Laverty was not certified to check gas appliances that he had been asked to test, while he also produced false certificates which declared four properties as safe in Barnstaple.

His activities were investigated by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) before he was given the sentence as well as costs of £1,938. A curfew has also been placed on him between 20:00GMT and 7:00GMT for the next two months.

HSE inspector Simon Jones said: "Mr Laverty unnecessarily put lives at risk through his failure to carry out the work he was asked to do, and in leading the managing agent into believing that he was legitimately registered to undertake the gas safety checks."

The organisation recently prosecuted AA Construction after it was found to have not properly planned work at Quintin Avenue in February 2011, leading to a £36,000 fine.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801486164-ADNFCR


There are no results for this search


Related Articles

Add £50 for free Standard shipping

Customer Feedback:

Safety Signs products and graphics © 2009 Viking Signs Ltd. eCommerce website © 2009 Mew Media Ltd.