Let’s guide you through the law regarding the smooth and safe running of your commercial kitchens in relation to ventilation systems.
The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 http://www.hse.gov.uk/pUbns/priced/l24.pdf require that any enclosed workplace is suitably ventilated. When it comes to commercial kitchens, heat and various fumes are circulating, so it’s your responsibility, as an employer, to be aware of the regulations and how to take action. The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 states that…
‘It shall be the duty of the person having control of any premises … to use the best practicable means for preventing the emission into the atmosphere from the premises of noxious or offensive substances’.
The “best practicable means” of removing potentially harmful emissions is by introducing a filters system, one that functions properly and meets the legal requirements.
Kitchen filters are so important because they remove fumes and vapours of cooking, whilst preventing the build-up of grease and the circulation of lethal carbon monoxide, keeping the air quality and temperature safe, making the working environment comfortable for employees. The risks of failing to keep them properly cleaned include increasing the chances of your kitchen catching fire.
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