This week marks the eighth annual Gas Safety Week, and First Choice Group is supporting this important national safety campaign.
Coordinated by Gas Safe Register, since 2011 Gas Safety Week involves supporters taking part in activities and communicating the importance of gas safety amongst the gas industry, consumer organisations and any other organisation that works with gas.
First Choice’s specialist training division, Combico UK, delivers professional training courses and assessments under the Nationally Accredited Certification Scheme for Gas Fitting Operatives (ACS).
Its courses and training facilities are specially designed for catering engineers and technicians who wish to broaden their knowledge of service and maintenance with commercial catering equipment.
Combico technical training manager, Martin Dagnall, said: “Taking part in Gas Safety Week is crucial in spreading the message of gas safety, and First Choice and Combico will be joining in on this campaign for the rest of the week and encouraging people to make sure that they are fully aware of how their gas appliances work.”
Dagnall’s top commercial catering safety tips include: always follow the manufacturer’s installations instructions which are provided with the appliance; make sure that your gas certification covers the equipment that you are working on, for example, if you are working on a combi oven with forced draught burners, you must have COMCAT 5; and ensure that all of your test equipment is in good working order and within calibration.