Maintenance & Services

DCE is one of the North-West’s leading Independent organisations in providing a complete range of maintenance services and reactive repairs to all commercial kitchen equipment and educational machine tools equipment.

Our Work & Our Clients

Currently, we work in close to 700 schools and colleges throughout the North West whether it’s through facility management companies, local authorities, independent schools or archdiocese we can provide you with a first-class maintenance and reactive call out service to all your kitchen and workshop appliances.

Maintenance & Services School

All our services come with full reports, either electronic or on paper, which contain individual machine detail and certification.

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Heath & Safety

DCE Engineers have Gas Safe, NICEIC and REFCOM accreditations which covers all of the gas, electrical and refrigerated appliances in school/commercial kitchens and domestic science/food technology rooms. All our fully trained and experience engineers also apply the BS4163:2014 standard which is the Code of Practice for Health and Safety for Design Technology in schools.

NIC EIC
Refcom
Gas Safe
Chas
F-gas Certified

Installation and Removal

DCE offer a service where we can install your new equipment and remove/dispose of your old equipment for you, saving you the hassle. We ensure that you comply with environmental regulations by issuing you with a waste transfer note once we have disposed of your old unit. To ensure you are using your new product to its full potential and within the manufacturer’s recommendations, we can also arrange for training on your newly purchased equipment by the manufacturer or our own engineers.

DCE offer a service where we can install your new equipment and remove/dispose of your old equipment for you, saving you the hassle. We ensure that you comply with environmental regulations by issuing you with a waste transfer note once we have disposed of your old unit. To ensure you are using your new product to its full potential and within the manufacturer’s recommendations, we can also arrange for training on your newly purchased equipment by the manufacturer or our own engineers.

Full Servicing Programme

Full Servicing Programme

DCE even offer a full servicing programme for your equipment/appliances once the manufacturer’s warranty has expired. This ensures that your equipment is still working at optimum performance and is kept in line with safety regulations. We sell high-quality, branded products at the best possible prices and even offer finance options to help you spread the cost of those bigger purchases. Contact us today to discuss your business needs and our friendly team of experts will be more than happy to offer help and advice.

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Annual Service

A typical catering equipment annual service by DCE would include the following checks:

  • Test safety controls
  • Calibration of thermostats
  • All electrical components
  • All gas components
  • Installation conformity to current standard and regulations
  • Gas pressure is correct
  • Combustion
  • Extraction and Ventilation
  • Gas interlock and proving system
  • Gas emergency shut-offs and labelling

Annual Service

A typical D&T Workshop annual service would include the following:

  • Clean/Vacuum machine
  • Visual inspection of the machine
  • Lubricate moving parts and grease points (if applicable)
  • Operational check of machine, stop buttons and safety equipment (guards/switches)
  • Earth continuity check
  • Carry out minor repairs
  • Check operation of Room emergency stop and Room Signage
  • Refer to current guidelines & ACoP to ensure that the machine conforms
  • Produce report & quotation for any repairs
  • Provide a certificate when/if conforms to guidelines

Annual Service

A typical Electric Ceramic Kiln annual servicing consists of:

  • Cleaning/Vacuuming kiln
  • Inspect condition of elements
  • Inspect condition of internal brickwork
  • Check condition of electrical connections
  • Check Kiln Controller for correct operation
  • Earth continuity check
  • Check Electrical loading of kiln in relation to data plate
  • Carry out minor repairs
  • Produce report and quotation for any repairs
  • Provide certificate when/if conforms to guidelines.

Annual Service

A typical LEV Inspection of D&T Dust/Fume Extraction Units (cost per unit based on no. of test points) includes:

  • Checking system for blockages, empty dust collection trays if required
  • Check system for damage
  • Check rotation of fan to ensure correct direction
  • Perform quantitative testing by measuring duct velocity/hood velocity readings
  • Perform qualitative testing (smoke tests/dust lamp tests)
  • Evaluate results and provide report & quotation for any repairs
  • Provide certificate when/if conforms to guidelines & ACoP

Annual Service

A typical LEV Inspection of Science Fume Cupboard unit includes:

  • If ducted unit check fan rotation on roof and condition of roof stack
  • Check all visible joints and ductwork
  • If recirculating unit, check Carbon Filter installation date and replace PRE-Filter if required
  • Operational check of sash stops and mechanisms, lighting and sockets
  • Perform quantitative testing by measuring face velocity readings
  • Perform qualitive testing (smoke tests)
  • Evaluate readings and produce a report & quotation for any repairs
  • Provide certificate when/if it conforms to guidelines & ACoP
Multi-Service Discounts The more you buy the more yousave

DCE offer multi-service discounts, so the more your hire us to do for you, the more discount we give you!

If you use us for more than one service, we could offer you a discount of up to 20% off our normal costs.

This can result in considerable savings and help you with future budgeting. If you need any maintenance services please feel free to contact us for a free, no-obligation quote.

Upto 20% OFF When you use more than one service
We have been working with DCE Commercial for several years and during this time have consistently provided us with a high level of service to both Casserly Property Management and the schools within our managed portfolio. I would have no hesitation in recommending DCE to any of my peers!
David Loxam BSc (Hons) Casserly Property Management
We can rely on DCE to take the stress away from our Catering staff by attending to all our catering equipment emergencies as soon as practically possible.
Michelle Taylor Halton Borough Council
As part of our statutory compliance testing and maintenance service to Schools, we have found DCE able to provide a responsive and efficient service to meet the needs of Schools in the North West.
Andrew Dutton Arcadis
Over the Years that we have used the services of DCE we have found them to be extremely efficient, reliable and friendly to deal with. I would have no hesitation in recommending the services of DCE to other schools or academies
Darren Boden Salford City Academy
Williams Refrigeration has developed an outstanding relationship with DCE Commercial for supplying reliable, practical and energy-saving refrigeration for all areas of the public sector for over 4 years - including schools, colleges, universities, hospitals and others” “DCE` competent service arm backed up by a comprehensive showroom of Williams products and stock means that the integral part of a kitchen, Refrigeration, means fast replacement of cabinets to ensure a seamless catering operation for their clients.
Dave Wynn Williams Refrigeration
As a leading supplier of Commercial Catering Equipment into Schools, Falcon Foodservice Equipment are always keen to work alongside professional companies as a route to market in this sector.
For the last 3 years, Falcon has worked together with DCE in such sites across the North of England, ranging from Primary schools to High Schools and Colleges.
Sean Finnerty Falcon Foodservice