Education and awareness are key when it comes to LPG safety
Do you feel confident to be able to identify when a traders set up is unsafe or illegal? Would you like the certainty that comes with the correct knowledge, to support compliance interventions, event safety work and to help businesses trade safely? This could be key to public safety and driving up the standards of local traders, events, and festivals.
More needs to be done to raise the standards of mobile LPG and ultimately ensure the safety of the industry for all those involved in it. When it comes to LPG, we all have a collective responsibility to keep things safe and uphold standards to promote best practice and safeguard the sector.
We have been researching and understanding the challenges that the use of LPG in the mobile catering sector brings. This has revealed that there is a lack of LPG safety support and training for mobile traders, event organisers and Environmental Health Professionals (EHPs).
We recently submitted a Freedom of Information request to local authorities across the UK. This revealed that of the 235 local authorities that responded only 31% had received some form of training in mobile LPG in the last 5 years. The extent of this training varied from HSE briefings and EHO cascade training to commercial gas safety training delivered by gas engineers who included mobile LPG as an element of wider commercial gas safety matters. There has been a lack of dedicated relevant mobile LPG safety training available.
We believe that education is key when it comes to LPG safety. So, we have brought together our expertise on mobile LPG along with our insight on the mobile catering and street food sectors to create a training package suitable for Environmental Health Professionals.
Available from January 2024!
The LPG training package includes:
A brand-new low cost online training course on the basics of mobile LPG safety which is suitable for members, event organisers and environmental health professionals. This is essential for anyone working with or assessing the suitability of mobile LPG setups. We think it is a great start to helping environmental health professionals fill that knowledge gap.
A dedicated LPG safety workshop for environmental health professionals to build on the basic online course, outline real life scenarios, common problems, and enforcement scenarios. This will be delivered by our Gas Safety Consultant, a qualified LPG engineer with extensive experience in the trade, who has seen it all when it comes to mobile LPG. We can arrange these workshops for groups of environmental health professionals at a local authority venue of your choice. In effect we will come to you and deliver face-to-face training.
The price of this training package for 2024 is £1000 plus VAT for up to 10 officers. More than one local authority can work together and share the cost.
The LPG Safety workshop will initially be available on these dates in 2024:
24th January – SOLD OUT 31st January – SOLD OUT
** NEW DATES **
There are a limited number of places available and we anticipate them being booked up quickly so don’t miss out!
If you would be interested in arranging this training for your local authority please get in touch with Fiona West, NCASS Environmental Health Specialist at [email protected].
All participants of the training package will automatically be given free EHO membership and access to the NCASS Connect information sharing platform.
To log-in or Sign-up to Connect and EHO membership NCASS Connect | NCASS
For more information on the benefits of EHO membership EHO Page – Online Hygiene & Safety Training For Caterers – NCASS.
What does our LPG workshop include:
- Examples of good and bad LPG set-ups, installation, and practices.
- Advanced technical information – going beyond the basic information outlined in the online LPG course to
- A focus on real life scenarios, case studies and common problems
- Interpretation of the gas safety regulations, relevant codes of practice and British standards to support with enforcement matters.
- Demonstration with props and visual aids of LPG equipment.
- Q&A sessions – EH professionals are encouraged to bring photos or details of current compliance matters to discuss with our expert.
- Provision of checklists and supporting resources
- CPD certification (for the online course and training workshop)
- Suitable for EHOs as well as local authority officers responsible for street trading policies, coordinating events, market management