Everything You Need To Know:
The Fire Safety Order requires owners and managers of buildings to ensure the Grease Extract Ventilation System is included in the Fire Risk Assessment. Further to this action must be taken to eliminate any potential risk to building occupants from potentially fire hazardous grease deposits in the ducting. The BESA Association provides TR19 guidelines which we adhere to, this allows us to meet industry standards.
Section 7 of TR/19 (Specific Considerations for Kitchen Extract Systems) provides specific guidance on how often systems should be cleaned. Please see table below. The need for specialist cleaning of extract systems will depend on the level of usage of the cooking equipment, types and quantity of cooking and other risk factors such as vulnerability of the system to ignition and of the building and its occupants / users to system fire, hygiene, vermin and mechanical hazards.