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Water Cooling Towers London
Water Cooling Towers London

Kitchen Extract System Management & Cleaning

Kitchen Extract Compliance Services

Our work adheres to the regulations and guidance of TR/19: Internal Cleanliness of Ventilation Systems, published by BESA.

Why do you need to inspect and clean Commercial Kitchen Extract Systems?

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) statistics indicate that there are approximately 6,000 fires occurring in commercial kitchens throughout Britain each year many of these originating within the extraction system!

Cleanliness and fire safety are essential ingredients of every well managed kitchen.  At the heart of the matter is your kitchen extract system, the perfect landing place for grease, oil and other deposits.

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations and Fire Regulations place a very strict 'duty of care' on the manager of the premises. Part of the regulations stipulates that grease extract systems must be assessed for fire hazards and action MUST be taken to eliminate or minimise potential risks.

Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, minimising the fire risk by removing grease deposits with regular cleaning programmes which are devised to suit your individual kitchen needs.  Since 2004 the responsibility for risk assessment has been placed on building owners and/or occupiers.  Grease will accumulate in any extract system, no matter how new the system is.  Our many years of experience specialising in the cleaning of commercial kitchen duct cleaning ensure the work will be carried out to the highest standards.

Deba UK services include:

Certificate of Hygiene

A certificate of hygiene is issued after every full clean and can be used as proof of the work carried out for both insurance and legal reasons.


Ventilation Systems

Ventilation Compliance Services

Why do you need to inspect and/or clean HVAC/Duct Systems?

At Deba UK we use the latest technology and procedures, and employ only extensively trained and experienced personnel for the inspection and cleaning of ventilation systems, to ensure continuous and efficient operation.

Ventilation Duct systems need to be inspected and cleaned regularly as part of a planned maintenance routine to maintain system efficiency and integrity and safeguard against the following hazards:

Extract duct pre clean

Extract duct post clean

Kitchen extract riser pre clean

Kitchen extract riser post clean

Kitchen canopy pre clean

Kitchen canopy post clean

Fire Dampers

Fire Dampers are a vital part of your building’s Fire Safety strategy and should be subject to regular testing and servicing to ensure that, if called upon, they will activate as designed and prevent fire from spreading throughout the building via the ductwork.

British Standard BS9999:2008 Annex W.1 gives very clear guidance that all fire dampers should be tested at regular intervals not exceeding one year, and that spring operated fire dampers should be tested every 12 months and at even greater frequencies if in a dust laden environment.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 places a duty of care on the building owner/occupier to take such general fire precautions as will ensure, so far as reasonably practical, the safety of the building and of the people within it.

Section 17 of this Order deals with maintenance of systems to control the fire risk, and that they are subject to a suitable system of maintenance and are maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair.

As such, all of the fire dampers within your building should be located, serviced and tested.  It is vital to maintain your fire safety requirements that all these dampers should be checked annually to ensure their continued safe operation, any problems rectified, and any maintenance of fire barriers be updated.

Deba UK Ltd have years of experience and use only experienced and qualified engineers.  Our works include the following items: location check, accessing the damper, cleaning the damper, lubricating the damper, dropping the damper to test its integrity, and re-setting the damper after repairing any suspect links

A comprehensive report would be produced detailing fire damper number and location, confirmation of test and recommendation for any remedial works required.

This will ensure fire safety regulations detailed above are met.

Fire damper in place

Fire damper being tested

LEV Testing

It is a legal requirement that all LEV systems are tested.

The Health and Safety at Work acts 1974 and regulation 9 of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health state that all Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEVs) must be monitored and maintained to ensure it is in good working order, inclusive of those that remove airborne dust and fumes.  There is a statutory requirement for your system to be tested at least once in every fourteen months and in certain situations more frequently.

What are the LEV regulations?

The government body that is responsible for the enforcement of the regulations for related risks in the work place is the Health and Safety Executive (www.hse.gov.uk).  One of the key aspects of COSHH 2002 (Control of Substances Hazard to Health) regulations is dust and fume exposure.  COSHH regulation 9 (www.hse.gov.uk/coshh) states that all companies must take steps to prevent, control, maintain and monitor for dust and fume exposure within the working environment.

Why are these tests and examinations carried out?

The purpose of the examination is to ensure that your LEV system is working effectively and conforms to current H&S regulation.  All of our engineers are P601 accredited and have specialist knowledge, vast experience and skills to carry out the thorough examination and testing of all LEV systems.