Unregistered plumber handed suspension prison sentence for illegal gas work.
Mr Joshua Pitman,28, undertook a gas work on 18 April 2020 at a home in south Woodham Ferrers, Essex. The job involved installing a gas pipework.
However, Mr. Joshua Pitman was not working according to the standards of a gas-safe registered engineer.
Along the line, Mr. Andrew Parsons and his wife lived in the house where Mr. Joshua did the plumbing work. He said the illegal gas work caused his family great distress.
Health and safety executive investigation and report
The investigation carried out by the Health and Safety Executive UK revealed that Mr Joshua Pitman undertook illegal work while still serving a suspended jail sentence and was convicted of the same offence previously. Mr. Joshua Pitman does not have a gas-safe certificate. In order words, an unregistered plumber
The fine from the unregistered plumber case
Mr Joshua Pitman of Whitesmith Drive pleaded guilty to bleaching section 33 of the Health and Safety at Work etc, Act 1974 and regulation of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998. Mr Joshua Pitman was sentenced to 16 months and fined £22500. He was ordered to pay costs of £40000 and £5810 in compensation to Mr Parsons at the Chelmsford Crown Court on 10 October 2023.
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