Catering – Gas Safety Certificate CP42
Commercial Kitchen Gas Safety Certificate CP42
(CP42 is the name for commercial catering kitchen Gas Safety Certificate)
CP42 is the official name of the catering gas safety certificate that is issued annually by a registered Gas Safe engineer to cover all gas installation and appliances in your kitchen. This is a legal yearly requirement for your commercial kitchen facilities.
You need a CP42 for the below establishments:
- Restaurants, Cafes and Clubs.
- Take-away shops and fast Food Outlets
- Catering businesses, mobile or fixed kitchens
- Staff, Schools, MOD, NHS, Government canteens
- Care Homes, Nursing Homes and Day Care Centres
- Any food production centres
- All kitchens in both Private and Public Sectors
Do I need a CP42 Gas Safety Certificate?
Yes, if you have any form of commercial kitchen with any type of gas appliances. It does not matter if it is Natural Gas or LPG, you have a legal duty to ensure sure that any gas equipment on your premises is checked and certified by a gas safe qualified engineer at least once every year. Your insurance cover will almost certainly depend on you having a current CP42 Gas Safety Certificate.
If you lease or rent your property, don’t assume this is the responsibility of the Landlord. Leases usually include clauses that pass responsibility for gas safety to the leaseholder. If in doubt check with your solicitor.
What does a commercial catering kitchen CP42 Gas Safety Certificate cover?
The list of safety checks is set down by law and they cover all gas appliances, pipework, extraction systems, co levels and gas interlock systems.
What if I don’t have a commercial kitchen CP42 Gas Safety Certificate?
You are breaking the law and could potentially be prosecuted under Regulation 35 of the “Duties of Employers and self-employed persons” of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations. Also, your insurance may well be null and void as well as any tenancy agreements.
How long does a CP42 Gas Safety Certificate last?
12 months from date of issue and are required every year by law.
How do I get a commercial kitchen CP42 Gas Safety Certificate?
Check the Gas Safe register for qualified engineers or companies in your area. GHS cover the South of the UK.