Using LPG for Commercial Catering Events, Street Food and Mobile Catering

Intro to Amended Code of Practice 24 – Part 3 ( UKLPG CoP 24 Part 3)

oldtimer catering vanIf you wanted to keep fully up-to-date with the changes to the Code of Practice governing the use of LPG for Commercial Catering Events, Street Food and Mobile Catering then you could spend £100 and buy the full document. If your livelihood depends on using LPG for such situations it might be a good investment.

On the other hand you might take the completely hands off approach and rely on your Catering Engineer, the professional you pay to maintain your equipment in top working order and operating to the current rules and regs, to know all about it and ensure that you are safe and legal.

In reality it might be better to take the middle road. Ensure that you know the basics otherwise you can’t know whether your engineer is keeping you safe and legal. On the other hand reading some of the real detail probably won’t enlighten you too much unless you are (or have been) a qualified gas engineer.

So the next few articles we are writing address some of the bigger issues which affect you and your business. They are especially important for you if you haven’t yet got your equipment or vehicle or are considering how to go about setting up in business in the Mobile Catering sector. Making a mistake in buying your equipment or fitting out your vehicle can prove both disastrous and frighteningly expensive.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Tower Commercial Catering Ltd are qualified and certified commercial catering engineers. We are not technical authors nor do we make any claims to be able to ‘translate’ complex technical documents into readable instructions, rules or checklists for the education / edification of non-experts. We are simply trying, in this series of articles, to shine a light on some important issues so that you might know some of the questions to ask. We accept no liability for any actions you may or may not take after reading these articles.

Also, this series of articles has been written by us in July 2018. It will not be maintained up-to-date with any changes made to the CoP.

The document Code of Practice 24 – Part 3 ( UKLPG CoP 24 Part 3) comprises of 13 Sections:

  • SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION & SCOPE
  • SECTION 2: DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
  • SECTION 3: GAS SUPPLIES & SITING
  • SECTION 4: GAS INSTALLATION PIPEWORK
  • SECTION 5: PRESSURE REGULATORS & AUTOMATIC CHANGEOVER DEVICES
  • SECTION 6: LPG APPLIANCES
  • SECTION 7: LPG GENERATORS
  • SECTION 8: VENTILATION & FLUES
  • SECTION 9: MAINTENANCE
  • SECTION 10: COMPETENCY & TRAINING
  • SECTION 11: EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
  • SECTION 12: FIRE PRECAUTIONS
  • SECTION 13: PARKING DURING USE

The next few articles will focus on a few sections each. Aim is to give a brief overview of some of the points we feel are most important – not to review everything.

How can Tower help with your Mobile Catering needs…

Before even ‘thinking about’ converting a vehicle…

for commercial mobile catering use

Contact Tower or Read the Start-ups page on the Nationwide Caterers Association website (NCASS)

Considering buying a vehicle already converted…

for commercial mobile catering use

Get a Pre-Purchase Check from Tower
Call 0116 271 0845 or email mentioning a pre-purchase check

Almost ready to get a Gas Safety Certificate…

for a commercial mobile catering vehicle

Check out the Nationwide Caterers Association website (NCASS) website for the basics you can check before calling the engineer out

Want a Gas Safety Certificate…

for a commercial mobile catering vehicle

Contact Tower Commercial Catering to book your engineer visit to inspect your vehicle and issue a Gas Safety Certificate (if everything is ok).