Train4TradeSkills News: The Plumber that couldn’t play by the rules

A plumber has been caught out and fined for misleading a customer that he was legally registered and for carrying out faulty work in people’s homes.

HVP Magazine reports that Janusz Mazur, 34, from Lambeth, was fined after incorrectly installing a new boiler and pipework in a customer’s home.

Mr Mazur was found to have pretended to be a Gas Safe-registered engineer when he was not and never had been one. He was found to have breached Regulations 3(3) and 3(7) of the Gas Safety Regulations 1998 and was fined a total of £600 with £1994 costs.

Not only did Mr Mazur lie to the customer about being registered, he could have potentially harmed the customer by installing the boiler wrong. Gas safety defects with the potential to cause harm were found to be present, and this was a real hazard.

Paul Johnston, the chief executive of Gas Safe Register, had this to say:

“Gas fitters working unregistered like Janusz Mazur are far more common than you think; we estimate they’re doing 250,000 illegal jobs each year, causing fires, explosions, gas leaks, carbon monoxide poisoning and leaving people out of pocket.”

And that’s why it’s important to not let rogue plumbers and gas fitters like this into your home, and just ASK. That’s the name of a new campaign by the NICEIC to clamp down on rogue tradesmen and ASK them for ID and proof they are qualified before they come into your home.

As for you Mr Mazur, you are going onto Train4TradeSkills News’ Wall of Shame. Read similar stories from rogue tradesmen on the Wall of Shame here.



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Posted on October 17, 2011, in construction jobs, construction news, plumbing, plumbing jobs, Plumbing News, t4ts, train4tradeskills, Wall of Shame and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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