Caterware staff are the first candidates to pass gas course

Steve Johnston of SGAS presented certificates to Caterware’s Stewart Shaw (left) and Simon Mallett.

Two Caterware staff are the first candidates to receive their Logic Level 4 Certificate in Catering Gas Management in Catering Premises from training provider SGAS, based in Blackpool.

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This qualification has been designed specifically by Logic in association with CEDA for people who are responsible for the management of gas engineers and contractors who do not necessarily hold a gas qualification.

Caterware enrolled service manager Stewart Shaw and senior contract manager Simon Mallett on the course as both had key roles within the organisation in managing its own gas engineers and external gas contractors.

The course covers: gas regulations, related catering codes of practice and guidance; how to appoint, manage and monitor gas fitting operatives and contractors; understanding CO and its effects on people and how to measure and deal with; the legal requirements for businesses and individuals carrying out gas work; and the requirements for ventilation and canopy extraction systems used in catering and how appliances should be fitted.

Shaw commented: “Although I hold the ACS qualification, the course gave a more in-depth knowledge of some of the regulations and procedures that should be followed relating to gas engineers and contractors.”

While Mallett stated: “the completion of the course has given me a greater understanding of gas safety and the confidence to discuss and challenger gas engineers and contractors moving forward.”

The completion of the course has also highlighted where Caterware can improve its procedures in relation to auditing of engineers and contractors.Hazel Whattam, operations and finance director, added: “I feel it is important that we invest in our staff and ensure it provides its employees with the qualification and knowledge to ensure it able to offer is clients a professional and knowledgeable service and ensure we operate best practice in relation to gas safety.”

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