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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