Some of the key technical issues surrounding catering equipment installation will be up for debate next month when CESA and CEDA hold their joint technical conference.
This year’s event, which is being held at the Staverton Park Hotel near Daventry on Wednesday 8 October, is scheduled to feature topics such as health and safety, kitchen ventilation and industry legislation.
The conference is aimed at both the general management and service management of distributors and suppliers.
“We will be looking at a series of complex issues that are of vital concern for anyone involved in catering equipment,” said Nick Oryino, chair of CESA. “These areas are becoming increasingly complex, and keeping up to date with all the developments can be challenging.”
Jack Sharkey, chair of CEDA, said the legislation aspect of the conference would be a must-see for delegates given how daunting this issue can be.
“Many regulations being introduced in the next year or so will affect the entire industry. The conference covers this with the ‘Legislation Update’ presentation, which will clarify the key issues.”
The conference will also turn its attention to young people in its ‘The Staff of the Future’ discussion, including technical help on setting up apprenticeships and how to offer personal development advice.
Additionally, a three-pronged interactive workshop programme is planned for the event.
Derek Maher, managing director of Crystaltech Services, will lead a session entitled ‘warewashing — maximum hygiene and minimum energy’, while there will also be separate workshops on F-Gas regulations and gas safety compliance.