Restarting Hospitality Businesses Safely

Is your Hospitality Business prepared for the Post-Covid re-opening on the 12th April?

Commercial Maintenance Services UK Ltd is ready to support new and existing hospitality customers with the the re-opening of hospitality businesses. 

Core service checks include heating, hot water, electricals, air-conditioning, refrigeration, and catering equipment.

Essential Appliance, Electrical & Gas Safety Checks

With the majority of Restaurants, Pubs and Cafés across the UK closing their doors to customers on the 4th November 2020, most of the critical services within these premises will have been out of use for over 5 months before businesses begin to welcome back customers and employees on the provisional date of the 12th April 2021.

Whilst COVID-19 safety measures will be high on the agenda of health & safety, it is vital hospitality businesses don't overlook the essential pre-opening safety checks for catering equipment such as refrigeration, dishwashers, cooking ranges and electrical catering appliances as well as gas and electrical services. 

Catering Equipment

As you prepare to reopen your commercial kitchen and recommission gas catering equipment, electrical catering appliances and refrigeration appliances that have been out of use for many months, there are several safety measures to consider when doing so.

These measures will not only prolong the on-going life of the machine but it will also and ensure it is safe to use again in the future.

Catering appliances that have sat unused can develop faults which may cause issues when they are first switched back on or are fired up. This could be due to failed thermocouples or gas leaks on gas appliances, leaking refrigerant or seized fans on fridges and freezers, water leaks or blown elements on ovens and dishwashers, and various other issues relatable to long periods of inactivity.

To avoid encountering any operational and safety issues on recommissioning equipment Commercial Maintenance Services UK Ltd are ready to support new and existing hospitality customers with the core service checks on catering, refrigeration, and kitchen equipment.

Contact CMS for a free consultation or download our "Restarting Hospitality Safety Checklist".

 

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Plumbing & Heating

You may realise your annual boiler service is now overdue due to closure of your business during lockdown. 

Not only can an unserviced boiler void your warranty, but it could also expose employees and customers to a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Furthermore, boiler servicing can help you identify leaks and other potential issues early, helping to prevent repair costs from building up.

In addition to heating safety checks, when water is left unused in internal plumbing for a number of weeks, there’s a good chance that there’s water sitting in there.

Stagnant water is the perfect environment for the growth of mold, Legionella, and other harmful bacteria, potentially causing harm to customers and staff.

To avoid encountering any operational and safety issues on turning back on your gas and hot water, Commercial Maintenance Services UK Ltd are ready to support new and existing hospitality customers with the core service checks on gas appliances, boilers, and plumbing.

Contact CMS for a free consultation or download our "Restarting Hospitality Safety Checklist".

 

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Electrical

Prior to reopening electrical systems and equipment in the premises may need checking to ensure they’re still safe for use and that they receive any overdue inspections and tests.

The specific types that will need checking depend on your business’s type of premises and what it uses, but generally this may include: undertaking safety checks on consumer units for any tripped fuses which can be tested and reinstated, primary lighting and emergency lighting checks.

To avoid encountering any operational and safety issues on turning back on your electrical systems, Commercial Maintenance Services UK Ltd are ready to support new and existing hospitality customers with the core services of electrical inspection, testing reinstating and certification.

Contact CMS for a free consultation or download our "Restarting Hospitality Safety Checklist".

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