An unregistered gas work fitter put families lives at risk because of his poor work,
he was illegally fitting boilers.
Arash Raeisinezhadian, 30, illegally carried out gas work at four properties in
Swindon between 30 November 2013 and 22 February 2014.
Mr Raeisinezhadian’s activities were investigated by the
Health and Safety Executive (HSE) which prosecuted him at Swindon Magistrates today (19 January).
The court heard that Mr Raeisinezhadian was paid by a letting agency to remove an old boiler and
install a new one at a domestic property in Kopernik Road, Haydon End.
He was also contracted to install boilers at homes in Belle Vue Road,
Pennycress Close and Abbey View Road.
because a gas leak was detected and the flue was not installed to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Faults, including a gas leak, were also found with the work at Belle Vue Road.
Arash Raeisinezhadian, of Farmington Road, Swindon, pleaded guilty to four
breaches of health and safety legislation and was fined a total of £2,150 and ordered to pay £831 in costs.
HSE Inspector Paul Newton, speaking after the hearing, said:
This case shows the risks of using illegal gas workers and it was fortunate no-one was seriously hurt.
“If gas appliances, such as ovens, cookers and boilers are not properly installed there is a risk of fire,
explosion, gas leaks and carbon monoxide poisoning.”
“Illegal gas work is dangerous and puts lives and property at risk.
With one in five illegal gas jobs found to be immediately dangerous,
it’s vital that people only use Gas Safe registered engineers to carry out gas work.”
You can check if an individual is Gas Safe registered by asking to
see their Gas Safe ID card, calling
Gas Safe Register on 0800 408 5500 or by visiting www.gassaferegister.co.uk link to external website.”
Further information about
gas safety can be found on the HSE website at http://www.hse.gov.uk/gas/
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