Under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998, businesses with gas equipment in their commercial kitchen must, by law, have them inspected and certified by a registered Gas Safe engineer on an annual basis. In our position as a catering engineer, Commercial Kitchen Services of York checks the necessary appliances before certifying them as safe for use. This process not only ensures that the equipment works efficiently, it also optimises safety for the business premises, the employees and the customers.
Whether as a catering engineer or as specialist gas oven engineers, we issue CP42 gas safety certificates to compliant businesses in our hometown of York and the wider Yorkshire area. From Leeds to Harrogate, and from Bradford to Wakefield, we treat safety with paramount importance.
The issuance of gas safety certificates, officially known as CP42: commercial gas safety inspection (non-domestic), comes after the successful passing of various kitchen-based inspections by our catering and oven engineers. These include all present gas appliances, extraction and ventilation systems as well as gas interlock systems for those who have them installed.
In our role as your chosen oven and catering engineer, we run through a detailed checklist that includes points such as ensuring only commercial catering smoke detectors have been fitted with links to an automatic gas-shut-off system.
Our York-based team follows a list set down in law, so we cannot deviate from it, particularly as it plays a significant role in future insurance coverage.
Without an up-to-date CP42 gas safety certificate issued by an accredited catering and oven engineer, business owners could find themselves facing serious consequences. Not only might they be potentially uninsured without a valid certificate, they also risk the health and safety of their employees and customers.
All of this has the potential to result in prosecution under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations, specifically Regulation 35 of the Duties of Employers and Self-Employed Persons.
Please contact us for more information regarding your own gas safety certificate.
According to the law, the employer usually assumes responsibility for the ongoing safety and maintenance of gas installations, appliances, pipe work and flues. For leased properties in York, Leeds and the neighbouring areas, the responsibility usually falls to the landlord. If this is the case, they also have to supply you with a copy of the CP42 certificate within 28 days of the inspection taking place so that it can be kept on the premises.
If you’re unsure where the responsibility lies, we advise our clients to check their lease.
Commercial Kitchen Services of York holds registration with Gas Safe, number 596478.