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Man fined for gas safety failings

Date:
6 August 2015

A Bedford man was fined for safety failings after installing an LPG fuelled boiler at a domestic property. He was not gas safe registered and had no recognised qualifications to carry out the work

Luton Magistrates’ Court heard how, in June 2013, Kalimat Ramalingum (58 years old)claimed to be gas safe registered to the homeowners and filled out and provided them with a Landlord/homeowners Gas Safety Record which had details of another gas safe registered engineer. He carried out work that was substandard, after he installed the boiler it was deemed “At Risk”.

Kalimat Ramilingum, (also known as David Kalimat, David Badi and David Ramalingum), of Denmark Street, Bedford, was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive and pleaded guilty to Regulation 3(3) of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998. He was ordered to wear a tag and put on curfew for 4 months between 6.00pm and 8.00am, pay £450 compensation to the Homeowners and contribute £500 towards HSE costs.

By law all domestic gas works should be carried out by a gas safe registered engineer. If you are a homeowner/tenant and believe that you have had gas work carried out by this man or any other person who is not gas safe registered, you should organise for it to be checked by a gas safe registered engineer as soon as possible.

For more information about Gas Safety log onto the website at http://www.hse.gov.uk/gas/domestic/

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