Your Legal Handbook
Your catering equipThe Technical Stuffment works hard and consequently needs servicing and maintenance. There are also legal requirements that need to be met. Abraxas can help you navigate these potential problems.
The Technical Stuff
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Gas Safe Certification
12 monthly gas safety check According to sections 35 and 36 of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations of 1998, you are required by law to ensure that all gas appliances are examined by a competent and licenced provider every twelve months. Abraxas can send a Gas Safe-registered engineer out to you to perform this vital test and provide you with a certificate afterwards proving that your kitchen is compliant with current regulations.
What a Gas Safety check includes
We’re a Gas Safe-registered company, (Reg 180427) When you call us, we’ll arrange for one of our certified engineers to visit your premises. They will inspect your equipment and check all components to make sure that you are compliant with Gas Safety regulations.
Following a successful check, they will provide you with a ‘Gas Safe’ certificate, which will contain:
- Descriptions and locations of all equipment and flues examined during the visit
- Details of the inspection and whether or not the equipment is safe to use
- Any defects or problems identified and any actions taken to provide solutions
- Outcome of visual inspection of equipment and supply pipework
- Details of any other work carried out
- The Gas Safe register number, name and the signature of the engineer
For a commercial catering inspection, the certificate will also contain details of the inspection of the ventilation/extraction system on gas-burning equipment.
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
Failure to comply with these regulations could result in fines, prosecution and even a custodial sentence as you could be held personally liable in the event of a fire. If an investigation shows that a fire was caused through a lack of preventative maintenance, then you may not be able to claim for losses or damage under your insurance policy.
HVCA TR19 Section 7
We can help you organise a professional Cleaning company to meet these regulations.
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The Maintenance Contract
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So whether you want an annual service or just need service call to repair a single item of equipment Abraxas ensures that your machines are always working to their full capacity.
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