Managing your kitchen extract duct cleaning and providing documented proof that the complete kitchen duct system is clean and fire regulation safe is CRITICAL.
Abbey Fire (UK) Ltd provide complete duct cleaning compliance services throughout the UK. This is done in accordance with the requirements of TR19 which is the leading guidance document issued by the B&ES Association. This is in addition to the British Standard and European BSEN 15780.
According to government statistics, in 2011/12 there were over 2,500 fires in restaurants, cafes, public houses and other such establishments. The London Fire Brigade report that there is a kitchen extract ductwork fire, on average, every 9 days in the Greater London area. So, to significantly reduce the risk of fire, the regular, proper and professional cleaning of Canopy Extract Ducts is imperative.
To insure a building with all risks covered, a business will typically be required to have Ductwork cleaned at least annually / 6 monthly intervals, Filters cleaned weekly and System regularly inspected i.e. monthly
National changes to statutory regulations (Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO)) replaced previous fire safety laws on certification of premises. This reform placed responsibility on individuals in a business/organisation to carry out risk assessment, manage & reduce risk of fire.
Kitchen Extract Duct Cleaning
Cleaning intervals (Months)
|Perceived level of grease production||Typical Example||Up to 6 hours||6-12 hours||12-16 hours||16+ hours|
|Low||No significant production of grease laden aerosols during normal daily food production operations||12||12||6||6|
|Medium||Moderate production of grease laden aerosols during normal daily food production operations||12||6||4||3|
|High||Heavy, significant production of grease laden aerosols during normal day food production operations||6||3||3||2|