Mechline Developments is among the industry companies raising awareness of kitchen safety to mark Gas Safety Week, which kicks off today.
The annual initiative seeks to provide a platform for multiple organisations across the UK to work together to raise awareness of gas safety – and Mechline has teamed up with spare parts supplier First Choice to remind the industry of the dangers of poor quality and poorly maintained gas appliances, which can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.
It notes that it is imperative for foodservice operators to ensure their gas appliances are safety-checked and serviced regularly, and that the person employed to do the work is Gas Safe-registered and therefore not working illegally.
Mechline said that poor quality gas hoses can be just as dangerous as poorly-maintained ones. It recommends Dormont gas hoses, the only commercial gas hose to carry the BSI kitemark.
Julian Fisher, marketing and development manager at First Choice, which operates a specialist training division providing gas-fitting courses, said: “First Choice, like Mechline, support continuous improvement and quality, as recognised in our ISO 9001 certifications. We are focused on the development of Gas Safe training courses and providing new innovative products that enhance gas safety in the workplace. Mechline’s Dormont gas hoses are widely regarded as the safest, strongest and most trusted gas hoses, and are a popular choice among engineers as their quality withstands the stresses of a commercial kitchen.”