Kitchen Extract System Cleaning and Fire Risk Control

These areas, if not professionally maintained, can quickly become a fire risk and can be a major cause of the ignition and / or spread of fire in food production establishments. Under certain circumstances flame or very high temperatures can ignite the grease causing fire to spread rapidly through the duct. Therefore, it is of particular importance that grease extract systems are regularly inspected and cleaned as required, to ensure that the obvious fire risk is kept suitably under control.

In addition to this, failure to ensure regular cleaning of kitchen grease extract systems can invalidate buildings insurance cover and highlight a lack of legal compliance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order. We are aware of many cases where insurers have refused to pay out on millions of pounds worth of claims following fires where the insured has not complied with the conditions or warranties on their buildings insurance policies regarding regular professional cleaning of the grease extract systems to control fire risk.

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Your legal responsibilities

The Health & Safety Executive and industry and insurance guidance and regulations stipulate that kitchen extract systems should be kept clean to minimise fire and other risks. And the BESA specification TR19® Grease provides specific guidance on methods of measuring and defining cleanliness as a bench mark for good practice. As well as cleaning, Swiftclean conducts kitchen grease extract risk assessments in line with TR19® Grease.

It is your responsibility to ensure that kitchen grease extract systems (canopies, filters, ductwork, risers and fans) in all commercial kitchens and the like are inspected as required by your buildings insurance policy, in accordance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order and the Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations. Find out now if your kitchen extract is compliant with the new TR19® Grease specification with the Swiftclean Kitchen Extract compliance checker.

Building managers are required to:

  • Identify and assess the sources of risk
  • Prepare a scheme for preventing or controlling the risk
  • Appoint a person to be managerially responsible
  • Implement and manage precautions
  • Keep records of the precautions implemented

Swiftclean commitment:

  • FREE quotation/technical advice – Nationwide – call 0800 243 471
  • Complete satisfaction or your money back guaranteed
  • Inspections to ensure compliance with current Health & Safety regulations
  • Rapid response to your needs
  • Inspection methods in line with BESA TR19®Grease specification
  • Full inspection reports provided and benchmarked to recognised levels.
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