Illegal Newquay gas fitter sentenced…



An unregistered gas fitter has been ordered to complete 250 hours of community service for illegally installing a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) gas boiler and hob at a Newquay home, as well as producing fraudulent documentation.

Dean Marshall, 47, of Newquay, installed the gas boiler and gas hob at a property several years after his registration with Gas Safe Register had lapsed, meaning he wasn’t permitted to carry out gas work. His previous registration with Gas Safe Register did not cover any work on any LPG gas appliances as he had never completed the proper training for this work. Despite this, he continued to use the Gas Safe Register logo on paperwork he issued.

Truro Crown Court heard on September 15 that Mr Marshall’s illegal gaswork came to light when the homeowner, who had been repeatedly asking for the commission documentation for the new boiler, noticed that Mr Marshall had used another name and registration number on the commissioning certificate.

An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive found that Mr Marshall had fraudulently used a Gas Safe registered engineers details to deceive the homeowners.

Mr Marshall pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 3(3), 3(7), and 33(2) of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 and was sentenced to undertake 250 hours unpaid work for each offence to run concurrently and ordered to pay £4,966 in costs.