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Chris Craggs receiving Princess Royal Training Award

Kitchen maintenance provider takes to the road to scout next quota of engineers

Kitchen maintenance provider takes to the road to scout next quota of engineers

Commercial kitchen maintenance firm McFarlane Telfer put potential engineering recruits through their paces with a series of skills and aptitude tests this week. McFT hosted an assessment day following a month on the road touring university careers fairs, looking for potential young leaders to support growth plans in the UK and further afield. CEO Chris

Ductwork before cleaning

New standard bids to cut out commercial kitchen fires caused by lacklustre maintenance

Foodservice operators are being urged to familiarise themselves with a new standard that has been introduced that seeks to minimise fire risk from ducting in commercial kitchens. The Loss Prevention Standard (LPS 2084), launched by BRE Global, has been created in response to the issues caused by ineffective cleaning and maintenance. LPS 2084 defines the

Derek Maher, managing director

Warewashing specialist Crystaltech gives entire van fleet a makeover

Specialist warewashing maintenance company Crystaltech is undergoing a major rebranding of its van fleet to accommodate the new logo of distributor association CEDA. All 60 vans are being updated at a rate of five vans a week, although 15 were completed last week alone. Derek Maher, managing director of Crystaltech, said: “As one of the

Caffeine Limited

‘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