Grease Extract System Cleaning

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

Fire safety law changed in October 2006 with the introduction of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (SI 2005/1541) and replaced more than 70 pieces of fire safety law.

Importantly, this legislation now requires that an individual, known as the 'Responsible Person', is accountable for meeting the requirements of the Order.

This legislation places the onus firmly on the owners or managers within a company or organisation, who have control of the premises or a degree of control over certain areas or systems, to carry out a fire risk assessment to identify, manage and reduce the risk of fire to the building and its' occupants.

Such a fire risk assessment should include any kitchen grease extract ventilation system contained within the building and must clearly identify potential fire risks and ways of removing or reducing these risks.

Failure to carry out a detailed fire risk assessment or act on the findings by implementing and maintaining any recommended precautionary measures, in the event of a fire causing injury or death, could lead to a criminal prosecution of the individual(s) and company responsible.

Why We Do It

Most mechanical ventilation systems are certainly out of sight but they can definitely no longer be out of mind if you want to remain compliant with the requirements of recent changes in legislation.

A neglected kitchen grease extract ventilation system presents a considerable fire safety hazard due to the accumulation of flammable grease and oil deposits.

Our aim is to provide a complete service designed to systematically and comprehensively decontaminate the kitchen extract ventilation system by removing the potentially flammable materials which readily accumulate on the internal surfaces of canopies and filters, associated ductwork, fan units and ancillary components to ensure that any fire risk is minimised and system efficiency is maintained. This is an essential part of any kitchen deep cleaning process.

The regular periodic cleaning and decontamination of the kitchen extract ventilation system is essential due to the high fire risk and hygiene implications typically associated with this type of installation, which could otherwise pose a serious threat to your kitchen environment.

It is reported by London Fire Brigade sources that a kitchen extract ductwork fire occurs on average every 9 days in Greater London alone!

How We Do It

All our work is certified and completed in accordance with the guidance provided in The Building Engineering Services Assocation (BESA) Guide to Good Practice - Internal Cleanliness of Ventilation Systems (TR/19) - Second Edition 2013 with reference to Section 7 which deals specifically with the standards of cleaning for kitchen extract ventilation systems to eliminate fire hazards. Access doors installed will have been independently type tested by BSRIA for compliance to BESA Specification for Sheet Metal Ductwork (DW/144) - Second Edition 2013.

What We Do

  • Complete grease extract ventilation system cleans
  • Canopies and grease filters
  • Ductwork
  • Fan units
  • Access door installation including fire rated types
  • Fire damper inspections
  • Post-clean verification reports with digital images
  • Compliance audits and survey reports
  • Schematic drawings
  • Certification of work
  • Detailed method statements and hazard risk assessments
  • Replacement filters - grease, panel, bag and carbon types


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How We Can Help

To enquire about our kitchen grease extract system cleaning services, our other kitchen deep cleaning services or to arrange a confidential FREE site survey and consultation without obligation, please contact us on 0118 982 8960 or complete our enquiry form and we will contact you within 24 hours.

0118 982 8960
Carb’n-Off have regularly cleaned the kitchen grease extract systems at our flagship store in Knightsbridge since 1996 and have done so without any issues over all that time - over 20 years now! We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending their services to others."

Harvey Nichols
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