New COMCAT Accreditations for Southern Contracts Staff

SOUTHERN Contracts are delighted to announce the latest achievement of one of their staff members.

After an intense training examination process, Rick Kozlowski, one of Southern Contracts’ senior technicians, has obtained his COMCAT 1, 3 and 5 accreditations.

The extensive course is designed to test the gas safety competence of an operative whilst installing, exchanging, disconnecting, servicing, repairing, or resolving a breakdown or commission of commercial gas catering appliances.

Adam Elphinstone, MD of Southern Contracts, said: “We are very proud of Rick as this is not an easy qualification to obtain.  It includes training and assessment on the Commercial Catering Gas Safety ACS qualification and catering appliances groups 1, 3, and 5.

“To qualify for the course, Rick first had to prove he had been registered on the Gas Safe Register for a minimum of 12 months, so he could then add additional appliances to his initial registration.”

The course provides in detail knowledge of:

  • CODC1 or CCCN1 – Changeover core commercial catering gas safety equipment
  • COMCAT1 – Commercial catering boiler burners, open/solid top ranges, hotplates, and bain maries
  • COMCAT3 – Commercial catering deep fat and pressure fryers, griddles and grills
  • COMCAT5 – Forced draught burner catering appliances, such as commercial scale pizza ovens

“It is essential for our technicians to keep up to date with the latest developments, as technology in appliances is changing all the time.  Without these type of training courses, how could we possibly provide the best service to our clients?!”

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