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Questions relating to Kitchens Why do kitchen Extract Ducts need cleaning? The frequency of testing and cleaning if required is dependent on usage.

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The Workplace Health, Hvva and Welfare All work undertaken is carried out by fully qualified engineers. Why do kitchen Extract Ducts need cleaning? Effective kitchen ventilation systems: Cooking and preparation areas are sanitised. Drip trays and lips are also thoroughly cleaned. The top section of the spine is usually reserved for the electrical services and the lower one for the mechanical services.

However, there are number of well documented Standards and Best Practice Guides issues by reputable industry bodies such as the Heating and Ventilation Contractors Association the HVCA hvcx, and members of the HVCA will be able to issue you written confirmation that they have perfomed a job in accordance with a particualr standard, and this may well tr91 in the form of a Certificate.

In nine out of ten fires linked to catering facilities, grease deposits ttr19 grease extract ducting have ignited to make fires more widespread and destructive. If joints are required in the horizontal spines, they should be formed with internal standing seam joints and fitted with stainless steel nuts and bolts. Inadequate ventilation can cause stress, contributing to unsafe systems of work and high staff turnover.

Similarly, following other hvc of cleaning, such as a Kitchen Deep Clean, the cleaning company may issue a certificate stating that the work has been done and saying how long it is valid for, and against which standards the cleaning has been completed.

Firstly, the various appliances need to be dismantled so that their components can be assembled for immersion in a “diptank”. Given that it is practically impossible to keep ductwork clean by ‘capping off’, if you want to operate a clean system, then in reality the only objective choice is to specify cleaning. Document Status Indicators The Green document status indicator indicates that the document is: Includes section on kitchen extract systems. For example, With the introduction of the Fire Safety Order – the Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order init is now the owners and managers of premises who carry the full responsibility for ensuring the safety of building occupants – a role which before October was effectively carried out by the Fire Authorities by issuing Fire Certificates.


A planned, regular ventilation, ductwork, vent, fan and filter cleaning programme undertaken by Essex ventilation hygiene specialists will help to satisfy this law and minimise the most common cause of fires within commercial catering establishments. It is practically impossible to keep ductwork clean by ‘capping off’; partly because you have to have the system open in order to erect new duct sections, and that is during the busy, dusty, daytime site working periods.

There are two key factors driving this requirement; Increased awareness of and concern for internal air pollution and its impact on building occupants. Stainless steel splashbacks provide an ideal wall covering within food preparation areas where washable surfaces are not only essential but also a pre-requisite of UK health regulations.

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Splashbacks should be manufactured from folded and braced stainless steel tr199 and the structure behind should be of a suitably fire rated material. The objectives of an effective kitchen ventilation system are to:. Demonstration of equipment and legal requirements including risks are fully covered.

Once removed, the fan is thoroughly degreased, rinsed and dried. The components are immersed in the diptank, and timed according to the manufacturers’ guidelines. The majority of the SDU’s are specified hvcw be fitted to house the electrical and mechanical services where the kitchen appliances are set out in an island configuration, however occasionally they may be required to tr91 wall mounted ranges. The inside areas to be cleaned are now scraped of all excess grease using wire brushes or scrapers, prior to applying an appropriate cleaning solution to the surfaces.

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Moderate production of grease laden aerosols during normal daily food production. Ductwork cleaning can remove accumulated debris from the internal surfaces of both rectangular, round and oval section systems. Again there may be more recent versions of the document. Internal cleanliness of ventilation systems No longer current but cited in Building Regulations guidance.

In cases where fitting of mechanical services within the electrical spine or riser is unavoidable, special enclosures must be fitted to completely separate the services. Components that can be removed for dipping include; grease filters, oven trays, range tops and gvca, fryer pans, grill trays, dismantled fan units as well as other heavily soiled items. Here is a bit of background to the standard which you may find helpful.


Request a Call Back. The objectives of an effective kitchen ventilation system are to: We are experts here at Duct Cleaning Ireland in cleaning duct and kitchen extract systems to TR19 standards as required by the insurance companies. Where applicable, tr199 fan is removed and dismantled for cleaning. If service distribution units are fitted out ‘Knock off’ buttons should be positioned, at both ends, in an accessible position near the exit from the catering areas including the risers.

If this is required it will have been agreed witht he client prior to work commencing.

rr19 Regular, programmed system cleaning is essential to minimise the risk of fire outbreaks and bacterial growth, which could pose a serious threat to your kitchen environment.

So, with an Extract System, any body with a staff or custom of more than five people has to, by law, complete a Fire Risk Assessment. When air ducts are cleaned on a routine basis, these allergens are removed from the system and the indoor air quality can be improved.

So, clearly if you tr199 starting off a new system, you really do need to do a thorough job in minimising the potential for adverse reaction from the new occupants especially when combined with hvcaa cocktail of VOC’s off-gassing from adhesives, coatings and other components is immense, and experienced often enough.

The Grease Filters and any external louvres and cowling are removed for appropriate cleaning which may include dipping in a tank a “diptank” of degreasing solution.

SDU’s can come in a variety of shapes and forms, but normally comprise two vertical columns known as risers and hvcaa horizontal run known as a spine running between them.

So, with an Extract System, any body with a staff or custom of more tham five people has to, by law, complete a Fire Risk Assessment. External seams should be sealed with food grade sealant.