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Kitchen Extract System Compliance

The kitchen grease extract system presents particular hazards due to the potential for the accumulation of grease, which forms a hidden combustion load. In order to minimise this potential fire risk, kitchen extract ductwork should be professionally cleaned on a regular basis, in accordance with the BESA specification TR19® Grease.

The Health & Safety Executive and industry and insurance guidance and regulations stipulate that kitchen extract systems should be kept maintained at a suitable level of cleanliness to minimise fire and other risks.

Furthermore, the BESA specification TR19® Grease ‘Fire Risk Management of Grease Accumulation within Kitchen Extraction Systems’ provides specific guidance on methods of measuring and defining cleanliness as a bench mark for good practice and fire risk control.


 Building Managers are required to:

  • Identify and assess 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



GWS offer Kitchen Extract maintenance and fire risk control services to help you ensure that your kitchen remains healthy, safe, legal and compliant