ceda Technical Guides

The following suite of documents has been developed to provide members with guidance and clarification on various regulations and standards.
A selection of the documents are also available for purchase by non-members.
food service equipment

Solid Fuel Fired Catering Equipment

Guidance on the safe installation, operation, and maintenance of Solid Fuel Fired Catering and Food Service Equipment.

Contents: Choosing Solid Fuel Fired Catering Equipment / Positioning Equipment / Ventilation / Ductwork / Cleaning / Maintenance

This document is available for purchase by non members. Please contact info@ceda.co.uk for more information.

food service equipment

What The Gas Regulations Say About Maintenance

Guidance on what the Gas Regulations and other documents say about the maintenance of food service equipment.

Contents: Gas Safety Regulations / Catering Health and Safety Law / Catering Maintenance Priorities / Gas Safety in Catering and Hospitality

This document is currently only available to members. For information on becoming a member please contact adam@ceda.co.uk.

food service equipment

Measuring CO2 Levels 1

Guidance on Measuring CO2 levels, introduced to clarify HSE Catering Information Sheet 23 which contained limited information but which has subsequently been superseded by IGEM UP/19.

Contents: When to Measure CO2 Levels / How to Measure CO2 Levels / Safe Levels of CO2 / Unsafe Levels of CO2

This document is currently only available to members. For information on becoming a member please contact adam@ceda.co.uk.

food service equipment

Measuring CO2 Levels 2

Guidance on Measuring CO2 levels, introduced to clarify Gas Safe Register Technical Bulletin 140 which contained flawed information but which has subsequently been superseded by IGEM UP/19.

Contents: When to Measure CO2 Levels / How to Measure CO2 Levels / Safe Levels of CO2 / Unsafe Levels of CO2

This document is currently only available to members. For information on becoming a member please contact adam@ceda.co.uk.

food service equipment

ceda Members and Association with NICEIC

Information on how to respond to customers who require their food service equipment maintenance contractors to be registered with NICEIC.

Contents: About NICEIC / Catering Engineers Competency / Catering Engineers Training / Register of Qualified Engineers / ceda Code of Good Practice

This document is currently only available to members. For information on becoming a member please contact adam@ceda.co.uk.

food service equipment

Earth Bonding in Commercial Kitchens

Important guidance on Earth Bonding particularly in relation to gas equipment.

Contents: Purpose of Earth Bonding / When Earth Bonding is Necessary / Gas Fired Equipment / Gas Fired Equipment with Electrical Components / ECA Guidance

This document is currently only available to members. For information on becoming a member please contact adam@ceda.co.uk.

food service equipment

Ventilation of Solid Fuel Appliances in Commercial Kitchens

This document used to give guidance regarding best practice on the safe installation of solid fuel fired equipment. It was superseded by the ceda/HETAS publication ‘Guidance on Best Practice for the Safe Installation, Operation and Maintenance of Solid Fuel Fired Catering Equipment in Commercial Premises’, which is available in the document titled ‘Solid Fuel Fired Catering Equipment’, listed above.

Contents: Risks from Solid Fuel Equipment / Ventilation / Ductwork / Fans / Guidance for Service Engineers

This document is currently only available to members. For information on becoming a member please contact adam@ceda.co.uk.

food service equipment

Testing Override Thermostats on Commercial Fryers

Advice on how to respond to requests from clients and their insurers to test override thermostats on fryers.

Contents: Risks / Manufacturers’ Advice

This document is currently only available to members. For information on becoming a member please contact adam@ceda.co.uk.

food service equipment

Health and Safety Accreditation and SSIP

Advice on how to respond to requests from clients who require subcontractors/suppliers to be accredited by their preferred Health and Safety Accreditation Scheme.

Contents: SSIP / Does Your Accreditation Scheme Support SSIP? / Challenging a Customer’s Request for Their Preferred Accreditation Scheme / Reporting to Build UK

This document is currently only available to members. For information on becoming a member please contact adam@ceda.co.uk.

food service equipment

Group Competence Scheme – The alternative to ACS Accreditations

Information about an alternative to ACS Accreditations.

Contents: Principles of a Group Competence Scheme / Is it a Viable Option? / Where to Get Help and Find Out More

This document is currently only available to members. For information on becoming a member please contact adam@ceda.co.uk.

food service equipment

Update on the Changes to the F Gas Regulations

Information about changes to the F Gas Regulations.

Contents: Background / Changes / Implications of the Changes / Recommendations / Recording Test Results / Timeline

This document is currently only available to members. For information on becoming a member please contact adam@ceda.co.uk.

food service equipment

Grease Build Up in Kitchen Ventilation

Guidance and advice that members can pass on to kitchen operators about the risks from grease build up in ductwork.

Contents: Relevant Legislation / Kitchen Ventilation Systems / Risks  / Grease Removal / Advice for Kitchen Operators / Risk Assessment / Cleaning / Cleaning Baffle Filters

This document is currently only available to members. For information on becoming a member please contact adam@ceda.co.uk.

food service equipment

Pressure Vessels

Selling, installing or maintaining pressure vessel equipment.

Contents: Regulations / Catering Equipment in Pressure Vessel Category / Responsibility for Ensuring Compliance / Written Scheme of Examination / Business Opportunities for Members

This document is currently only available to members. For information on becoming a member please contact adam@ceda.co.uk.

food service equipment

Gas Industry Unsafe Situations Procedure (GIUSP)

A clarification of what actions an engineer can take when unsafe situations arise.

Contents: GIUSP Changes / Repeated “At Risk” Notifications / Reporting to HSE

This document is currently only available to members. For information on becoming a member please contact adam@ceda.co.uk.

food service equipment

CSCS Cards

Alternatives available following the phasing out of CSCS CRO cards.

Contents: Withdrawal of CRO Cards / Timeline / PRO Cards / How to Get a PRO Card

This document is currently only available to members. For information on becoming a member please contact adam@ceda.co.uk.

food service equipment

Water Problems Due to Chlorides on Direct Injection Combi Ovens

An explanation of the potential problems to direct injection combi ovens from chlorides in the water supply and how to eliminate the problem.

Contents: Offending Salts / Temporary and Permanent Hardness / The Effects of Hardness and Salts / Chlorides in Combi Ovens / Chlorides in the Water Supply / Water Treatments for Chlorides

This document is currently only available to members. For information on becoming a member please contact adam@ceda.co.uk.

food service equipment

Relating to Safe Rinse Temperatures in Commercial Dishwashers

How to overcome EHO’s claims that dishwasher rinse temperatures did not meet FSA requirements.

Contents: Danger of Cross Contamination / Guide to Compliance / Actions to be Taken by Members

This document is currently only available to members. For information on becoming a member please contact adam@ceda.co.uk.

food service equipment

Developing an Environmental Policy

Guidance to members on how to develop an environmental policy.

Contents: Benefits of an Environmental Policy / Format / Content / Keeping a Policy Up To Date

This document is currently only available to members. For information on becoming a member please contact adam@ceda.co.uk.

food service equipment

Fire Suppression Systems

How to make full use of the ceda/FIA standard document: Interface between fire fighting systems and other systems in commercial kitchens.

Contents: Regulatory Reform Act / Types of Fire Suppression Systems / BESA Publication DW172

This document is currently only available to members. For information on becoming a member please contact adam@ceda.co.uk.

food service equipment

Working Time Regulations – Travel Time

The European Court Ruling on Travel Time to engineers.

Contents: EU Working Time Directive / UK Working Time Regulations / Working Hours / Payment for Travel Time / Minimum Wage / Legal Help

This document is currently only available to members. For information on becoming a member please contact adam@ceda.co.uk.

food service equipment

WEEE Regulations

The responsibilities of distributors and suppliers of food service equipment under the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations.

Contents: Background / Equipment within Scope / Compliance Schemes / How Does it Affect ceda Members? / Charging for Collection of WEEE

This document is currently only available to members. For information on becoming a member please contact adam@ceda.co.uk.

Some ceda Technical Guides are available to purchase by non members, so please contact info@ceda.co.uk with details of the guide you would like to purchase and we will confirm our payment details.

ceda Technical Guides

The following suite of documents has been developed to provide members with guidance and clarification on various regulations and standards.
A selection of the documents are also available for purchase by non-members.
food service equipment

Solid Fuel Fired Catering Equipment

Guidance on the safe installation, operation, and maintenance of Solid Fuel Fired Catering and Food Service Equipment.

Contents: Choosing Solid Fuel Fired Catering Equipment / Positioning Equipment / Ventilation / Ductwork / Cleaning / Maintenance

This document is available for purchase by non members. Please contact info@ceda.co.uk for more information.

food service equipment

What The Gas Regulations Say About Maintenance

Guidance on what the Gas Regulations and other documents say about the maintenance of food service equipment.

Contents: Gas Safety Regulations / Catering Health and Safety Law / Catering Maintenance Priorities / Gas Safety in Catering and Hospitality

This document is currently only available to members. For information on becoming a member please contact adam@ceda.co.uk.

food service equipment

Measuring CO2 Levels 1

Guidance on Measuring CO2 levels, introduced to clarify HSE Catering Information Sheet 23 which contained limited information but which has subsequently been superseded by IGEM UP/19.

Contents: When to Measure CO2 Levels / How to Measure CO2 Levels / Safe Levels of CO2 / Unsafe Levels of CO2

This document is currently only available to members. For information on becoming a member please contact adam@ceda.co.uk.

food service equipment

Measuring CO2 Levels 2

Guidance on Measuring CO2 levels, introduced to clarify Gas Safe Register Technical Bulletin 140 which contained flawed information but which has subsequently been superseded by IGEM UP/19.

Contents: When to Measure CO2 Levels / How to Measure CO2 Levels / Safe Levels of CO2 / Unsafe Levels of CO2

This document is currently only available to members. For information on becoming a member please contact adam@ceda.co.uk.

food service equipment

ceda Members and Association with NICEIC

Information on how to respond to customers who require their food service equipment maintenance contractors to be registered with NICEIC.

Contents: About NICEIC / Catering Engineers Competency / Catering Engineers Training / Register of Qualified Engineers / ceda Code of Good Practice

This document is currently only available to members. For information on becoming a member please contact adam@ceda.co.uk.

food service equipment

Earth Bonding in Commercial Kitchens

Important guidance on Earth Bonding particularly in relation to gas equipment.

Contents: Purpose of Earth Bonding / When Earth Bonding is Necessary / Gas Fired Equipment / Gas Fired Equipment with Electrical Components / ECA Guidance

This document is currently only available to members. For information on becoming a member please contact adam@ceda.co.uk.

food service equipment

Ventilation of Solid Fuel Appliances in Commercial Kitchens

This document used to give guidance regarding best practice on the safe installation of solid fuel fired equipment. It was superseded by the ceda/HETAS publication ‘Guidance on Best Practice for the Safe Installation, Operation and Maintenance of Solid Fuel Fired Catering Equipment in Commercial Premises’, which is available in the document titled ‘Solid Fuel Fired Catering Equipment’, listed above.

Contents: Risks from Solid Fuel Equipment / Ventilation / Ductwork / Fans / Guidance for Service Engineers

This document is currently only available to members. For information on becoming a member please contact adam@ceda.co.uk.

food service equipment

Testing Override Thermostats on Commercial Fryers

Advice on how to respond to requests from clients and their insurers to test override thermostats on fryers.

Contents: Risks / Manufacturers’ Advice

This document is currently only available to members. For information on becoming a member please contact adam@ceda.co.uk.

food service equipment

Health and Safety Accreditation and SSIP

Advice on how to respond to requests from clients who require subcontractors/suppliers to be accredited by their preferred Health and Safety Accreditation Scheme.

Contents: SSIP / Does Your Accreditation Scheme Support SSIP? / Challenging a Customer’s Request for Their Preferred Accreditation Scheme / Reporting to Build UK

This document is currently only available to members. For information on becoming a member please contact adam@ceda.co.uk.

food service equipment

Group Competence Scheme – The alternative to ACS Accreditations

Information about an alternative to ACS Accreditations.

Contents: Principles of a Group Competence Scheme / Is it a Viable Option? / Where to Get Help and Find Out More

This document is currently only available to members. For information on becoming a member please contact adam@ceda.co.uk.

food service equipment

Update on the Changes to the F Gas Regulations

Information about changes to the F Gas Regulations.

Contents: Background / Changes / Implications of the Changes / Recommendations / Recording Test Results / Timeline

This document is currently only available to members. For information on becoming a member please contact adam@ceda.co.uk.

food service equipment

Grease Build Up in Kitchen Ventilation

Guidance and advice that members can pass on to kitchen operators about the risks from grease build up in ductwork.

Contents: Relevant Legislation / Kitchen Ventilation Systems / Risks  / Grease Removal / Advice for Kitchen Operators / Risk Assessment / Cleaning / Cleaning Baffle Filters

This document is currently only available to members. For information on becoming a member please contact adam@ceda.co.uk.

food service equipment

Pressure Vessels

Selling, installing or maintaining pressure vessel equipment.

Contents: Regulations / Catering Equipment in Pressure Vessel Category / Responsibility for Ensuring Compliance / Written Scheme of Examination / Business Opportunities for Members

This document is currently only available to members. For information on becoming a member please contact adam@ceda.co.uk.

food service equipment

Gas Industry Unsafe Situations Procedure (GIUSP)

A clarification of what actions an engineer can take when unsafe situations arise.

Contents: GIUSP Changes / Repeated “At Risk” Notifications / Reporting to HSE

This document is currently only available to members. For information on becoming a member please contact adam@ceda.co.uk.

food service equipment

CSCS Cards

Alternatives available following the phasing out of CSCS CRO cards.

Contents: Withdrawal of CRO Cards / Timeline / PRO Cards / How to Get a PRO Card

This document is currently only available to members. For information on becoming a member please contact adam@ceda.co.uk.

food service equipment

Water Problems Due to Chlorides on Direct Injection Combi Ovens

An explanation of the potential problems to direct injection combi ovens from chlorides in the water supply and how to eliminate the problem.

Contents: Offending Salts / Temporary and Permanent Hardness / The Effects of Hardness and Salts / Chlorides in Combi Ovens / Chlorides in the Water Supply / Water Treatments for Chlorides

This document is currently only available to members. For information on becoming a member please contact adam@ceda.co.uk.

food service equipment

Relating to Safe Rinse Temperatures in Commercial Dishwashers

How to overcome EHO’s claims that dishwasher rinse temperatures did not meet FSA requirements.

Contents: Danger of Cross Contamination / Guide to Compliance / Actions to be Taken by Members

This document is currently only available to members. For information on becoming a member please contact adam@ceda.co.uk.

food service equipment

Developing an Environmental Policy

Guidance to members on how to develop an environmental policy.

Contents: Benefits of an Environmental Policy / Format / Content / Keeping a Policy Up To Date

This document is currently only available to members. For information on becoming a member please contact adam@ceda.co.uk.

food service equipment

Fire Suppression Systems

How to make full use of the ceda/FIA standard document: Interface between fire fighting systems and other systems in commercial kitchens.

Contents: Regulatory Reform Act / Types of Fire Suppression Systems / BESA Publication DW172

This document is currently only available to members. For information on becoming a member please contact adam@ceda.co.uk.

food service equipment

Working Time Regulations – Travel Time

The European Court Ruling on Travel Time to engineers.

Contents: EU Working Time Directive / UK Working Time Regulations / Working Hours / Payment for Travel Time / Minimum Wage / Legal Help

This document is currently only available to members. For information on becoming a member please contact adam@ceda.co.uk.

food service equipment

WEEE Regulations

The responsibilities of distributors and suppliers of food service equipment under the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations.

Contents: Background / Equipment within Scope / Compliance Schemes / How Does it Affect ceda Members? / Charging for Collection of WEEE

This document is currently only available to members. For information on becoming a member please contact adam@ceda.co.uk.

Some ceda Technical Guides are available to purchase by non members, so please contact info@ceda.co.uk with details of the guide you would like to purchase and we will confirm our payment details.