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Catering Equipment Installation, Repair & More!
Gas-fired catering equipment is a fairly broad category and covers a range of catering appliances from ovens and fryers all the way to gas-heated rinsing sinks, pizza ovens and urns. As so many different appliances fall under this sector, there are also a multitude of qualifications that catering equipment entails. At CGBS we have a team of experienced engineers all with varying qualifications that cover all catering appliances with years of experience to back their vast knowledge. All of our engineers are Gas Safe registered and carry our all works in line with the Gas Safe Register regulations as well as CGBS’ incredibly high standards.
Below we will explore the qualifications the CGBS engineer’s have obtained and the equipment they involve:
COMCAT1 covers the commissioning, service, breakdown repair of commercial catering appliances including boiler burners, open and solid top ranges, bain maries, warming ovens, hot plates, forced and natural convection, direct & semi indirect ovens, boiling pans, bulk liquid and jacketed urns, expansion type water boilers, gas fired dishwashers, gas heated and rinsing sinks.
COMCAT2 covers the commission, service, and breakdown repair of deep fat and pressure fryers, griddles and grills.
COMCAT3 covers the servicing, breakdown repair, and commissioning of forced draught burner appliances, such as commercial-scale pizza ovens, deep fat & pressure fryers e.g. bratt pans, griddle grills, salamander and simulated charcoal (over/under fired).
COMCAT4 covers installation, services and repair of fish & chip shop ranges.
COMCAT5 covers forced draught appliances, e.g. commercial scale pizza ovens.
CMC1 covers installation, services and repair of LPG appliances in commercial mobile catering.
CCCN1 Core commercial gas safety.
As well as all the various appliances, all commercial kitchens require a gas interlock in line with British Standards BS6173. A gas interlock is connected to ventilation systems and can also be connected to fire alarm systems and other building management systems (BMS). In the event one of the systems are triggered and/or fail, the gas will be shut off at the connected solenoid valve. As such, these are an important component in the annual gas safety certification process, as they protect those working in the connected areas and also others in the building and surrounding areas.
CGBS have installed and currently maintain gas-fired catering equipment for many businesses, for example: catering service suppliers, fine dining restaurants, fast-food / takeaway restaurants, cafés, care homes, hotels and cafeterias for schools, hospitals, and employee break-out lounges. Whether catering is the backbone of your functions or simply part of your larger business, CGBS have you covered!
Catering Equipment FAQs
Your questions about catering equipment answered
No gas-fired catering equipment requires engineers to have certain qualifications (e.g. CCCN1, COMCAT-1, COMCAT-2, COMCAT-3, COMCAT-4 and COMCAT-5) and be a part of the Gas Safe Register. Which qualifications your engineer will require depends on the catering equipment being installed or maintained, to find out what each qualification covers click here for our article detailing the topic in more detail.
Yes gas-fired catering equipment does need a gas safety certificate if you rent the property out or use it for commercial purposes. The gas safety certificate needed for catering equipment is also different to the normal domestic or commercial gas safety certificate, the one for catering equipment is called CP42. To get your CP42 book an engineer appointment by calling 0207 9989 005.
Gas interlock systems are now a legal requirement for commercial kitchens according to the BS 6173. The regulation is not retrospective so older pre-existing kitchens do not need to have a gas interlock system installed, although it is highly recommended in doing so. Gas interlock systems are an essential component to commercial kitchens as they will shut off any gas appliances in the event the ventilation system fails, preventing dangerous and even fatal consequences.
Ventilation systems are a legal requirement for commercial kitchens according to: the Workplace Regulations (1992), the Gas Safety Regulations (1998) and The Health and Safety at Work etc Act (1974). Ventilation systems are especially important in commercial kitchens as gas appliances will displace a lot of the oxygen within the space and emit fumes like Carbon Monoxide.