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Man prosecuted for wrongfully impersonating a registered gas installer

The man was given probation for installing a boiler without a licence.

Image: Gas Flame via Shutterstock

THE COMMISSION FOR Energy Regulation (CER) has successfully brought a prosecution against a man who passed himself off as a registered gas installer.

The man from County Meath was given probation for illegally carrying out gas works, specifically the installation of a gas boiler, and for portraying himself as a registered gas installer. At the time, the man was not registered, which is an committed an offence under the Electricity Regulation Act, 1999.

The court found him guilty of these offences and applied the Probation Act.

This prosecution represents the sixth of its kind by the CER, who say they are “committed to using its resources in the investigation and prosecution of individuals undertaking illegal gas works.”

Commissioner for Safety with the CER Paul McGowan said after the case that it was vital that all installers are registered.

“In the interest of safety, all gas works relating to domestic appliances must be completed by registered gas installers. This is a legal requirement and this case is a clear signal that CER will undertake prosecutions against unregistered individuals that act outside the law.”

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