Regular testing to ensure the safety of your kitchen
By law it is the employer’s or landlord’s responsibility to ensure that all gas appliances are tested by a certified Gas Safe registered engineer at least once a year. Our commercial catering gas engineers are fully certified to carry out testing and familiar with all issues surrounding commercial kitchen gas safety. They will ensure that all your equipment fully complies to regulations to keep you and your staff safe. Should there be a problem or a leak, we can repair it there and then. We are happy to do this on an ad-hoc basis if you are not already a customer with us. However, we would advise you to book in a regular appointment as part of a kitchen maintenance service contract to ensure it is carried out, as it is easy to forget whilst you are busy with the day-to-day business of running a restaurant or catering business.
Frequently asked questions
If you’re not sure where to start, here are some questions we get asked a lot.
- Why is a Gas Test Needed?
A Gas Safety Inspection is needed to ensure that all your appliances are working correctly and to make sure there are no leaks. Leaks will mean harmful gases like carbon monoxide are escaping into your kitchen and can seriously harm your staff. Gas Safe Certificates will also be needed for your records.
- Can you arrange a Gas Safe Test and certificate?
Our commercial catering gas engineers are fully certified to carry out testing and are familiar with all issues surrounding commercial kitchen gas safety. They will ensure that all your equipment fully complies to regulations to keep you and your staff safe.
- How often is a Gas Safety Test required?
This is required every 12 months. A new certificate will be provided following each test which will be valid for the year.
- How long will a Gas Safety Test take?
This depends on the size of your kitchen and how many gas appliances you have, however we would always set aside a couple of hours to make sure the engineer has time to complete all of his checks and write up all paperwork while he is on site. They are best completed in a morning before the equipment is in use.
- When will I receive the Gas Safe certificate?
The engineer will leave a copy on site with you as soon as he is finished, this will be a hard copy for your records. A copy of that certification plus a Certa Service Certificate will also be emailed to you following his visit, so you also have it electronically.
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