The Trailer [Click for pix of trailer]
Cooking: Griddle, Water boiler, Microwave.
Additional equipment available by arrangement: Toasters, double electric hob, soup kettle, bain maries, water cooler, ‘Cona’ coffee machine, drinks fridge
Drinks servery option: Self-
Cold storage: 2 x under counter fridges, 1 x under counter freezer.
Hygiene: Wash hand basin, small prep sink.
Space: We need room for the trailer (5m inc tow bar) the support vehicle (6m) car (sort of normal car size). All vehicles must be adjacent to each other.
Power: We have a generator which runs the basic electrical equipment. It is secured and fenced off when in use. Many premises have a ban on petrol generators.
Petrol generators are not inherently dangerous. Provided a suitable and sufficient risk assessment is conducted; a safe system of work is devised and staff are trained to use them, petrol generators are not a significant hazard. Blanket bans on their use tend to be based on local policy and not a risk assessment.
The danger in using a petrol generator concerns access to the generator; the storage of spare fuel where petrol is stored inappropriately; and re-
You may even be able to reassure the person in control of premises that a petrol genny is OK and not ‘against the law’ (they are not against the law by the way).
Site Power: Even if you make petrol generators safe we all know that generators are noisy and a bit smelly. It is generally better all round to plug into site power. Also, site power is essential for the full catering service which needs more power than we can squeeze out of our (extremely safe) genny. The inlet for mains connection is 2 x 16 amp single phase CEE forms. The circuits are independent and RCD protected.
Water: Where possible we prefer to be plumbed into the site supply via our water inlet which is a 20mm poly pipe. If this is not possible, we have water containers which will need re-
Waste water: We collect our waste water and will need a local disposal facility (either mains sewer, a bulk tank or soak-
Waste oil: We will take away all waste fats and oils, unless you already have a facility for disposal of fats and oils.
Waste general: We will collect and bag all food and packaging waste. We usually use a site skip so we will need to know if there are no waste facilities on site.