Tag Archives: maintenance

Caffeine Limited

‘Four-hour call-out’ is curse of coffee equipment service industry

‘Four-hour call-out’ is curse of coffee equipment service industry

Coffee machine specialist Caffeine Limited has unveiled a special maintenance package that aims to offer a practical alternative to the “unreasonable” four-hour call-out promised by many service firms, according to its managing director. Justin Stockwell said Caffeine’s initiative delivers a planned preventative maintenance contract backed by emergency call-out with the highest possible first-time fix rate.

Commercial kitchen

OPINION: Is your kitchen equipment slowing down your monthly turnover?

Commercial kitchen specialist David Teasdale, general manager of Dishwashers Direct, shares his best-practice tips for ensuring equipment is maintained and kept running efficiently so that operators are not wasting money on needless repairs. Though reasons behind restaurant’s cash flow problems are not always clear, a kitchen which isn’t running at its optimum levels could be a

Chris Birch and Martyne Manning, Swift Maintenance Services

Refrigeration provider scales up after buy-out

A West Midlands refrigeration installation and maintenance company has been bought out – securing existing jobs and creating four new posts all within the first eight months of new ownership. Swift Maintenance Group has added Huntley Refrigeration, based in Coventry, to its portfolio of companies that also includes Knight Catering, Swift Maintenance Services and Swift

Williams refrigeration

TOP 10 TIPS: How to stop your refrigeration failing when the heat is on

Higher ambient temperatures place refrigeration under increased strain. So what can operators do to head off equipment problems over the summer months? Here are Stevenage-based kitchen maintenance provider Serviceline’s top 10 tips to minimise the chances of breakdown during the hotter weather.  1. Assess if your equipment fits your needs First and foremost, operators need


KEEPING REFRIGERATION COOL: How to stop your kitchens buckling in the heat this summer

Keeping refrigeration equipment cool may sound an easy task, but with the warmer weather on its way this category of equipment can leave operators with massive headaches if it goes wrong. FEJ details the maintenance best practice you need to follow with the help of some of the market’s top experts. The mercury is slowly

Kitchens ,Bars and exteriors

First-of-its-kind Scottish training centre aims to reduce commercial kitchen fires

The first specialist training centre for indoor air hygiene in commercial buildings and grease extraction cleaning in kitchens has been launched in Scotland. The Stirling-based school is run by AEME Scotland Ltd – set up as a collaborative venture between Simone Hart Sibbald, managing director of Perfect Service Solutions, and Devon-based training experts AEME Ltd

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Catering equipment repair firm awarded for safety excellence

Glasgow-based maintenance company Kingston Catering Repairs has been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace. Alcumus SafeContractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises extremely rigorous standards in health and safety management amongst contractors. It is used by thousands of organisations in the UK including

Lockhart catering equipment

Maintenance of catering appliances needs to be ‘idiot-proof’ to keep kitchens in shape

Ease of maintenance is one of the biggest challenges that many catering equipment suppliers could do better at. That’s according to David George, heads of catering development at The Pub People Company, who describes maintenance as one of his main kitchen bugbears. He specced out hundreds of pub kitchens during his more than 25 years

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Operators finally offered benchmark for catering equipment maintenance

The first ever independently-verified standard for the planned maintenance of catering equipment has been developed as a result of the collaboration between two professional trade bodies. The Catering Equipment Suppliers’ Association (CESA) and the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) have produced an industry recognised set of maintenance schedules designed to help catering managers prolong the

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‘Smart maintenance’ package keeps casual dining kitchens on point

Casual dining chains can significantly boost their bottom line due to a new smart maintenance programme developed by one of the country’s top commercial kitchen specialists. The Advance Group ‘smart maintenance service’ has been developed as part of a comprehensive kitchen solution aimed at food developers and property and purchasing businesses with multi-site operations. Advance’s