Where can I use chiller hire units?

  • Restaurants.
  • Pubs.
  • Cafes.
  • Hotels.
  • Community centres.
  • Markets.
  • Attractions.
  • Schools, colleges, universities.
  • Galleries, exhibition spaces.
  • Wedding/party venues.
  • Food festivals.
  • Music festivals.
  • At home.

Do I need cold room rental?

Just think of the numerous people who will need catering from you. Even teas and coffees for fifty people will demand a lot of fridge space. Now glance at your existing fridge. It’s likely that day to day stockholding makes an increase in volume impossible without chiller hire.

To meet legislative demands, you know that you can’t be cavalier and sit food or drink stock in the shade, against a wall or in a bucket to keep it cool. When you intend to feed people, all due care must be taken so that the risk of food poisoning is minimal.

Salmonella, norovirus and E-coli are three of the serious, sometimes fatal, foodborne illnesses which the public hear about on the news. If your venue or firm is implicated as the source of an outbreak of food poisoning this can have serious ramifications including loss of reputation, loss of business, penalties and legal action.

How soon should I book?

Reputable cold room rental firms including Icecool Trailers in Newbury who cover Berkshire, the Home Counties, London, the Thames Valley, South Wales and the Midlands, have a range of pre-bookable chiller rooms of varying sizes and capacities. The sooner you book, you can tick a job off the to-do list and have peace of mind.

If you forget about chiller hire until the day of the event, don’t panic. Many chiller hire firms offer an emergency refrigeration service which, dependant on distances, can mean that you have a chiller room on site within 2-4 hours.

Does the firm deliver the chiller hire unit?

Walk in cold room rental facilities are delivered to the premises by the hire firm. There is no self-drive option with them but this saves the client time and money so that’s a benefit.

Chiller rooms are frequently constructed on site so there’s no need to worry about whether the unit will fit through the doors.

A chiller room installation does not need planning permission.

These units are primarily for interior use although they can be used outside.  

A mains power supply or generator can power the cold room rental unit. If you need a generator just tell the hire firm when you book.

A cold room rental unit is set up ready for use before the hire firm staff leaves it with you. They can be worked in.

At the end of the hire period, you can extend your hire or they will dismantle and remove the chiller room efficiently.  

Chiller rooms are not on wheels so they must sit in the same position throughout the hire period, for a moveable option you may prefer a fridge trailer.

That’s it. Surprisingly and gratifyingly simple to arrange, competitively priced and with the best firms, a pleasure. Don’t run an event or venue without additional chiller capacity.

By Genaro Martin

Linda Martin: Linda, a renowned management consultant, offers strategies for leadership, team building, and performance management in her blog.