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The Nationwide Caterers Association

The Nationwide Caterers Association

Code of Practice for Catering Unit Manufacturers

Code of Practice for the Design, Manufacture, Fit Out and Sale of Catering Trailers, Van Conversions & Equipment

This Code of Practice provides guidance for the design & manufacture of mobile catering vehicles and the installation of equipment and services.

It is a voluntarily accepted document based on 'good practice' from current legislation, aimed at protecting the purchasers of such units, and eliminating poor quality design and build from the industry.

The proof of adherence to this Code of Practice can lead to NCASS Approved Manufacturer Status.


The Code of Practice outlines the minimum standards, requirements, procedures for the following topics:

  • Application for approved status
  • Maintenance of approved status
  • Whistle blowing procedures
  • Customer awareness
  • Manufacturers insurance
  • Sales contracts
  • Construction
  • Cooking equipment & appliances
  • Generator installation
  • Gas installation, testing & certification
  • Electrical installation, testing & certification
  • Pre delivery inspection checks
  • Refitting / refurbishing customer trailers
  • Servicing customers trailers
  • Selling second hand units & equipment
  • Trade-ins
  • Warranty
  • Customer complaints & dispute procedure


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Manufacturers and Converters of Catering Equipment Code of Practice

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