Gas Safety & Guidelines
The law places duties on the business owner to ensure that any appliances, installation, pipework or flue under their control is maintained in a safe condition to prevent risk and injury.
At Kaitakare we offer you the assurance of our Gas Safe registration, in order to obtain this accreditation our engineers have received extensive continuous training and have undergone thorough assessment by Gas Safe and other professional awarding bodies.
Our Gas Safe registration enables us to carry out the repair and service of both natural Gas and LPG commercial catering appliance together with mobile catering vehicles. We are able to test install and purge gas pipework installations within commercial catering establishments. Our engineers will issue Gas safe inspection certificates whenever we are required or install gas fired appliances.
With the revised update BS 6173 in the month of august 2009 regarding specifications for the installation and maintenance of Gas fired catering equipment all of our engineers have received the regulator retraining to the lasted standard to enable us to provide you with the most up to date information and guidance relating to the newly revised standard.
Does Your Kitchen Comport To Current Standards?
The latest legislation regarding this we can only describe as a mind field for the caterer.
At Kaitakare we are happy to complete a survey of your establishment and give a full explanation of what this means to you and offer an affordable solution to our recommendation.
In 2001 the British Standard BS6173 was amended to provide users of Gas fired catering equipment with protection against the exposure to combustion gases which are created during any cooking when gas is used.
The BS6173 address these issues by requiring that an interlocking system be installed into the extraction and gas supply system. This was based on the principle of the interlocking system is faulty or switched off or indeed faulty - no gas is allowed to flow to any equipment and the risk of any gas escape is stopped before an dangerous incident occurs.
During the early part of 2015 the new Up19 standard for commercial kitchen ventilation and gas interlock requirements was introduced which supersedes the TB140. This document clarifies what is the best practice for installations in the commercial kitchen and indeed best practices for route in maintenance testing.