Gas Safety in Mobile Catering
Learn everything you need to know to make your catering business gas safe.
Are you doing everything within your means to make sure your catering business is gas safe? Find out what the law says about gas safety in mobile catering businesses and complete the NCASS gas safety checklist to keep those around you safe when it comes to gas safety.
If there's any gas safety information you need but you can't find it here, please don't hesitate to give the NCASS Support Team a call on 0121 603 2524 to get your questions answered.
What does the law say about gas safety for mobile caterers?
There are a few different regulations which cover the things that mobile caterers need to do to cook food safely when using LPG as a power source. Click on the links below to access the regulations and best practice documents in full.
The Gas Appliances (Safety) Regulations 1995
The main thing you need to know...all catering LPG equipment that's been made since 1995 must be CE marked. Under the CE regulations it will state the uses that the equipment is suitable for (including whether for leisure or commercial purposes). > Click here for the regulations in full
The Gas Safety (installation and Use) Regulations 1998
The main thing you need to know...all commercial catering LPG equipment must have a flame failure device (also called a flame supervision device or thermocouple) so that the gas supply will cut out if the flame is extinguised. > Click here for the regulations in full
The Gas Safety in Catering and Hospitality 2013
The main thing you need to know...all catering staff who are involved in the use of LPG need to be trained in how to use it and how to carry out visueal checks for faults prior to use. You also need to have safe methods for cleaning equipment in place, allow hot liquids to cool before cleaning and have lockable castors in place if you'll be moving appliances containing hot liquids. > Click here for the regulations in full
Guidance for the installation of LPG & LPG-Fired Equipment 2012
The main thing you need to know...you mustn't sure LPG cylinders within your trading structure and should keep them in a cafe a minimum of 1m from the wall of your structure, with a warning notice on the enclosure. > Click here for the regulations in full
Guidance for Commercial Catering Gas Safety
The main thing you need to know...all commercial catering LPG equipment must be routinely checked and serviced by a Gas Safe registered engineer. To be able to sign off mobile catering equipment, the engineer must have the qualification for that specific appliance, within the LPG Mobile Catering ticket.
> Click here for the regulations in full
Find a Gas Engineer
Why you have to pick the right gas engineer for a mobile catering set up, and how to do it.
The NCASS QuickSafe LPG System