What do fire authorities think is
the greatest risk to the safety of
building occupants?
The grease extract ventilation system
linked to catering facilities
Yes, that's what clearly emerged from a recent       a...
Insurance Note                                           Cautionary Note
Most Property Insurers require grease extracts to...
A summary of Fire Law changes                                         Reasons why Indepth Hygiene give a
I   Fire certific...
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Indepth Hygiene Brochure: What do fire authorities think is the greatest risk to the safety of building occupants?

  1. 1. What do fire authorities think is the greatest risk to the safety of building occupants?
  2. 2. The grease extract ventilation system linked to catering facilities Yes, that's what clearly emerged from a recent a potential fire hazard. As ducting often runs above, survey of Fire Officers to find out how businesses or through, occupied areas, building occupants are have dealt with the new Fire Safety Order (the put at risk. Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005). The Solution Fire Authorities no longer issue Fire Certificates. They were referring to the typical grease extract The Fire Safety Order requires premises owners ducting system which takes grease laden air from and managers to produce Fire Risk Assessments. a cooking operation to exhaust to atmosphere. The high fire risk grease extract system must be Grease particles from the cooking operation are included and action taken to eliminate any identified deposited on internal ducting surfaces to present fire hazard conditions.
  3. 3. Insurance Note Cautionary Note Most Property Insurers require grease extracts to be A certificate for Insurance is worthless unless the cleaned either six monthly, or annually, as a minimum. grease extract is fully cleaned. The Norwich Union, one of the UK's leading Make sure your grease extract is fully cleaned throughout Property Insurers states: "kitchen extract ductwork i.e. in accordance with the Industry professional standard needs to be inspected internally to check on the HVCA TR19. Anything less will inevitably mean the build-up of grease deposits and cleaned annually as system has not been cleaned in its entirety and will a minimum, although the exact frequency will therefore remain a fire risk to building occupants. depend on the level of usage of the cooking equipment. Where there has been a failure to In the event of a fire in an uncleaned system the comply with the legislation they are likely to dispute ‘responsible person’ would be held personally liable claims or, at the very least, to refuse renewal cover. for the results. Indepth Hygiene Services will carry out a survey of your grease extract system and provide a detailed report free of charge. This will provide invaluable information for the preparation of the Fire Risk Assessment and describe what action needs to be taken to eliminate identified risks. Phone 020 8661 7888 or email ductclean@indepthhygiene.co.uk for your free survey.
  4. 4. A summary of Fire Law changes Reasons why Indepth Hygiene give a I Fire certificates are abolished. better service I The 'responsible person or persons' must be appointed I UK's leading independent provider of specialist services and Fire Risk Assessments produced. for ventilation systems. I 'Responsible person' to ensure safety of building I Accredited SAFEcontractor – ensures service is delivered occupants by eliminating, or at least minimising, to highest standards of health & safety compliance. fire hazards identified in Fire Risk Assessment. I Registered to BS EN 9001:2000, a member of the Fire I In multiple occupation premises, the landlord or managing Protection Association and the Heating & Ventilating agents have responsibility. Contractors Association. I Fire Authorities will be enforcing authorities with power to I All work carried out in accordance with Industry ensure responsibility is met and, if it is not, to penalise the specification HVCA TR19. offender, either financially or by imprisonment. I £10m liability insurance cover for all services. I Failure to meet responsibilities can result in personal I Detailed schematics and photographs of ventilation liability action against the 'responsible person' in the event systems provided with survey report. of a fire. I Risk Assessments and Method Statements with COSHH data are provided prior to fire risk elimination service. I Post clean certification for Fire Authority and Insurance compliance. Indepth House, Wellesley Road, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5BW Tel: 020 8661 7888 Fax: 020 8661 7506 Email: ductclean@indepthhygiene.co.uk www.indepthhygiene.co.uk

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