Who doesn’t love a bit of street food from time to time? Although the market has dropped during the pandemic, we expect it to make a full recovery and become a £1.5 billion industry by 2026. But if you’re a street food vendor yourself, we know you have plenty to think about for your business in terms of health and safety, including your cooking appliances. Whether it’s a gas cooker or electric, it needs to be safety compliant.
To ensure safe practice as a street food vendor, your equipment has to fit in with safety regulations, so any gas equipment you use has to be gas safety compliant.
The Flame Failure Device
The safest gas equipment comes fitted with a flame failure device (or flame supervision device) — i.e. a device that automatically stops the gas from going to the burner when the flame is extinguished for whatever reason, to make sure no unlit gas is escaping from the tap.
Not only does the flame failure device allow for much safer catering appliances, but it is a requirement for all commercial catering equipment using LP gas, according to the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998. Bear in mind that, if you’re hoping to sell food at a big event or festival, you should expect to have your catering equipment tested. So, before you do, you’ll want to make sure your barbecue has a flame failure device.
Hotbox’s Catering Barbecues
We offer a range of sturdy, spacious catering barbecues that use LP gas and are all gas safety compliant. Each of our models, designed and built here in our factory in West Yorkshire, is fitted with Flame Failure Gas Taps – perfect for giving your customers delicious street food, freshly cooked in safety.
Our range of safe catering appliances include:
- Magnum 8 Barbecue
- MasterChef Deluxe Barbecue Griddle
- MasterChef Popular Barbecue Griddle
- Zenith 4 Gas Barbecue Grill
- Zenith 5 Gas Barbecue Grill
- 200lb Pig Spit Roaster
To browse through our gas barbecues, click here.