New guidance for gas engineers working in catering establishments

New guidance can help gas engineers working in catering kitchens. (Photo: Mustafa Ozer/AFP/Getty Images)

If your business operates a commercial kitchen, a  new guide is available that can help gas engineers working in catering establishments. Guidance for gas engineers to the application of relevant sections of IGEM/UP/19 in catering establishments can be used to clarify some of the options and requirements for kitchen ventilation systems for new and existing gas installations in catering establishments that are required by IGEM/UP/19.

The publication includes risk assessment protocols for both new and existing commercial catering installations along with the air quality testing procedure, acceptance criteria and sign posting to the Gas Industry Unsafe Situations Procedures (GIUSP).

Supporting questions and advice for sample testing are included along with maintenance, inspection, records and user instructions.

The new guide is made available by the Institution of Gas Engineers & Managers (IGEM) along with CEDA and CESA.

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Author: Institute of Hospitality

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