KITCHEN EXTRACT CLEANING
If regular cleaning is not undertaken, fats, oily deposits and fibrous particles can accumulate in kitchen extract systems, reducing air flow efficiency and producing a warm greasy environment for bacteria and cockroaches to breed.
These areas, if not professionally maintained, can quickly become a fire risk and can be a major cause of the spread of fire in food production establishments. This build up of grease also has hygiene implications and leads to the extract system running less efficiently. Under the right conditions, fire or even high temperatures can ignite this level of grease, with devastating consequences.
The introduction of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, has created the legal requirement for all buildings to have a fire risk assessment undertaken. To comply with the legislation any identified fire hazard must be removed, controlled or minimised where possible. The Health & Safety Executive BSRIA FPA Insurance guidance and regulations stipulate that kitchen extract systems should be kept clean to minimise fire and other risks. Failure to comply with the above will often lead to refusal to pay up by the Insurance Company.
Our operatives, trained to TR19 standards, will insert access panels at the correct intervals to ensure accessibility.
Once the cleaning is carried to TR19 Standard, a cleaning certificate will be issued showing the length of time until the next visit is required.
This certificate can then be produced upon demand to verify compliance with insurance requirements and Health & Safety obligations.