Kitchen Extract Cleaning - Legislation

Kitchen exhaust cleaning is a requirement by law for nearly every commercial cooking establishment, including: restaurants, hotels, hospitals, pubs, employee canteens, food production areas, schools and the like. 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. At Dritan Fresh Air Care we strictly adhere to the specific guidelines outlined by the HVCA document TR19 'Cleanliness of Ventilation Systems' which is widely recognised as the industry standards for good practice and provide the bench mark for the methods of measuring and defining cleanliness.

It's Your Responsibility

Since 2004 the responsibility for risk assessment has laid with the building owners and/or occupiers. You must ensure in accordance with Fire Safety and Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations that kitchen grease extract systems, such as canopies, filters, ductwork, risers and fans, in all commercial kitchens are risk assessed to identify if there are any potential risks of fire. You are required to take any relevant actions to reduce such fire risks as identified. This will also be a requirement of your buildings insurance policy.

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

At Dritan Fresh Air Care we cover all aspects of extraction & duct cleaning including the installation of access panels. We will ensure that you comply to the highest standards with all fire regulations and health & safety requirements, providing certification to comply with insurance requirements reducing your insurance premiums.

Air Hygiene Ductwork Cleaning - Legislation

As a building manager it is your statutory duty to ensure that your ventilation systems are cleaned and maintained to comply with Health & Safety Regulations including the Workplace (Health & Welfare) Regulation 5 imposes a duty to clean mechanical ventilation systems (a duty of care).

Regulation 3 of the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999 imposes a duty to conduct a risk assessment of the risks associated with ventilation systems.

EC directives incorporated into the above legislation require that ventilation systems are properly cleaned and tested by a professional contractor.

Dritan Fresh Air Care recommend that systems are monitored for cleanliness (most systems have never been properly cleaned) with a regular monitoring schedule put in place adhering to an Approved Code Of Practice (ACOP) as detailed by HVCA Cleanliness of Ventilation Systems. We can provide all the specialist air duct cleaning and ventilation cleaning services to meet all your needs.

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