Safety authority warns against unsafe gas work in Sooke area

Residents who have had gas work performed by Eugene Darling of Gasman Services need to contact the BCSA.

  • Oct. 10, 2012 5:00 a.m.

The British Columbia Safety Authority (BCSA) is calling on homeowners, businesses, building and strata managers in the province, particularly in the  Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island,  who may have had gas work performed by Eugene Darling of Gasman Services to contact the BCSA.

The BCSA has identified numerous instances of Mr. Darling leaving hazardous conditions after working on gas appliances such as furnaces and hot water heaters. He is currently prohibited from performing any work related to gas appliances or equipment that is regulated by the BCSA.

“We are asking the public to immediately contact us if you are aware of any work on gas appliances performed by Eugene Darling,” said Eric Skehor, Provincial Gas Safety Manager with the BCSA. “Improper work on gas appliances creates risks such as fire or carbon monoxide poisoning which can be fatal.”

Darling’s license was suspended in December 2011 after issues were cited in work done in Langley, Surrey and Parksville. Despite further enforcement actions, it was discovered that he had recently performed work in Saanich, Sooke and Colwood. The BCSA cautioned that other businesses which have no involvement in these events may use “Gasman” or a similar name, and this notice is not a reflection of those businesses.

“It’s possible that Mr. Darling has performed work in areas other than those where issues have been raised against him,” said Skehor. “And if those jobs were not inspected, then we need to assess if they were done safely.”

If you have any information regarding work performed by Eugene Darling, please email info@safetyauthority.ca or call the BCSA at 1-866-566-7233.

The BC Safety Authority is an independent, self-funded organization, mandated to oversee the safe installation and use of technical systems and equipment.

 

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