Mobile Catering

Installations, Service & Repairs

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Did you know, not all gas engineers are able to work on your appliances or issue a gas safe certificate for your mobile catering business?

As a business owner, it is your responsibility to ensure you use a gas safe registered engineer who holds the correct qualifications. 

It is a legal requirement for all mobile caterers to have their gas equipment checked & certified to ensure that the appliance is safe to operate.

A mobile LPG gas safety certificate (also known as a CP44) is to be issued annually, and this certificate must be issued in your business name.

At BVL, we understand the importance of the right engineer for the right job.

We specialise in catering appliances giving you the confidence that your business is not only safe but also legally compliant. Barrie is a qualified LPG gas engineer who also holds the specialist Commercial Mobile Catering qualification to work on all mobile catering vehicles.

Our sole focus is to keep your catering vehicle up and running & in line with the latest Gas Safe regulations.

Mobile Repairs

If you have a problem with any of your catering appliances within your mobile food business – BVL can help.

We have extensive experience repairing both gas and electric Griddles, Fryers and Bain Marie’s to name a few.

Offering a great “1st time fix rate” by carrying an extensive range of van stock (both manufacturer specific and universal) to include ignition systems, thermocouples & thermostats, we are committed to repairing your appliance as soon as possible.

Please note: On engineer arrival, if the van does not meet current gas safe regulations an abortive call charge will be applied, and recommendations given for the works required.

Annual Service and Gas Safe Certificate

Servicing your catering appliances within your mobile business is also vital part of keeping your essential equipment operational. An annual service will avoid unnecessary future costly breakdowns & possible loss of trading.

At BVL, we always service & issue a gas certificate in the same visit, rather than just a gas test and certificate.

This gives you the confidence we have thoroughly safety tested all your gas appliances and advised of any future works required. 

We offer a complete mobile package which includes a full service of your catering appliance in line with SFG20 and the manufacturers instruction sets, electrical PAT testing* & the issue of an LPG gas safety certificate.

To enquire about our mobile service package or to request an engineer to attend please email info@bvlcateringrepairs.co.uk

*Please note PAT testing is only available as part of a mobile service package and not as an individual service

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Installations

With the increase in demand for street food trucks we also offer installation works. These works can vary from the installation of a single catering appliance installations to fitting a full mobile commercial kitchen.

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Mobile Installation works offered:

 

  • Internal & external gas pipework.
  • Supply & install of gas change over system.
  • Gas interlocks & hatch switches.
  • Appliance installation & commission.
  • Issue of LPG mobile catering gas certificate on completion.

 Please note:

We are unable to take trucks away for installation works.

Location - within the South Wales area only.

Fabrication works not available.

We are unable to subcontract our services to other companies, we install directly for the owner of the food truck.

We are unable to sign of installation works and issue a gas certificate if the works have been completed by another company

If you have a mobile catering project, you would like a quote for please email info@bvlcateringrepairs.co.uk

Purchasing a used Mobile Catering Vehicle…..

Do you know what to look for before you buy?

Sadly, we hear the statements below far too often from the new owners of food vans.

❌ I wish I knew what to look for – before I bought it….

❌ The previous owner said “everything is working with no problems”…

❌ I bought the van complete with gas certificate….

If you are purchasing a used mobile catering trailer, you will need to check the following:

✅ Ensure all equipment is working & tested in front of you.

✅ Check the gas bottles are secure & gas pipework is fixed in position.

✅ A new mobile catering gas certificate issued in your business name. It is advised to see the old certificate to ensure there are no advisories or warnings, but do not pay an additional fee for a gas certificate with time left on it, as the certificate is not valid for you.

Finally, ensure the current gas installation within the catering trailer meets the latest Gas Safe regulations.

If you are unsure, we offer a site survey with Barrie before you buy!
Get in touch if you would like to discuss a survey prior to a possible sale.