working to HVCA TR19 standards. “Poorly maintained kitchen extraction ductwork is a huge fire risk with mounting evidence that insurance companies are . Capitla Cleaning provide unrivalled service within this field. DW/TM2 () and TR17 ( and ). Heating and. Ventilating. Contractors’. Association. HVCA. Internal. Cleanliness of Ventilation. Systems. TR /

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In addition, if the duct is inaccessible, then it may be necessary to cut out access panels. The server encountered an error.

Those who fail to put into place the necessary measures, as part of an overall corporate strategy, to protect the lives of employees and others who might be affected by their services could face a prison sentence if death is caused by their criminal negligence.

The splash-backs should start at approximately mm above the floor level, the exact distance is subject to the depth of the floor coving, and should extend up to ceiling level or, up to the underside of a kitchen canopy, where installed. For example, With the introduction of the Fire Safety Order – the Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order init is now the owners and managers of premises who carry the full responsibility for ensuring the safety of building occupants – a role which before October was effectively carried out by the Fire Authorities by issuing Fire Certificates.

Your insurance company will undoubtedly require you to demonstrate that you are managing this risk appropriately, and that the extract system is cleaned by a company that is “fit for purpose”. How do you go about cleaning a Kitchen Extract System?

The third, highest level requires cleaning by a specialist contractor after installation. Heavysignificant production of grease during normal food production. Once removed, the fan is thoroughly degreased, rinsed and dried. On completion of course you will be qualified to issue certificate of compliance if cleaning is done to TR19 guidelines.

The TR/19 Best Practice Standard from B&ES

A new table provides clearer guidance to assist in assessing the requirements for cleaning particularly where cooking methods produce high volumes of airborne grease contaminants. So, with an Extract System, any body with a staff or custom of more tham five people has to, by law, complete a Fire Risk Assessment.

Essex Ventilation Hygiene Specialists can help you to achieve up to 5 stars. It is more appropriate to specify against the Post-Clean verification level 0. Building sites are dusty, dirty places so it is very difficult to prevent any new installation of ductwork from becoming contaminated with the likes of brick, cement and plaster dusts, hvcx mind mineral fibres, forgotten sandwiches and hard hats!


Firstly, it it important to determine whether the canopy surface is made from Stainless Steel or Aluminium in order to apply the correct cleaning menthod and chemicals. Understand your legal responsibilites and liabilites as a kitchen extract cleaner Identify and test areas that may need cleaning Advise clients on their responsibilites and identify their requirements Understand methods and extent of cleaning requirements Operate various types of cleaning equipment, including access panel cutting Issue and certify Certificates of Compliance What is included in the cost?

See chart for guidelines. The chances are that your insurance company will require this anyway. The guide includes further improvements to best practice standards with particular reference to kitchen extract systems.

Everyone has the right to healthy indoor air. The entire canopy structure is degreased, and the surrounding back panels, walls and ceiling areas are also thoroughly cleaned. One riser should house the electrical services, while the other should house the mechanical services.

Kitchen Extract systems become coated in combustible materials such as fats, grease and soot that are given off during the cooking process. Given that it is practically impossible to keep ductwork clean by ‘capping off’, if you want to operate a clean system, then in reality the only objective choice is to specify cleaning. Aims The aim of this course is to ensure compliance with EC Effective kitchen ventilation systems: Now the inside of the canopy and duct can be sprayed with the appropriate chemicals and left to work according to manufacturers’ specifications.

All food businesses will get a rating from five stars to no stars, which will represent the combined score for compliance with food hygiene and safety.

It is essential to use qualified and experienced kitchen-ductwork cleaners.

Essex ventilation hygiene specialists provide you with a specialist duct cleaning service for your business. Access panels being fitted.

TRstandard – Pro-Duct Clean

What is General Ventilation? The Approved Code of Practice to Regulation 6 of the Workplace Health Safety and Welfare regulations requires that any mechanical ventilation systems, including air conditioning systems, which you use to provide fresh air should be regularly and properly cleaned, tested and maintained to make sure they are kept clean and free from anything which may contaminate the air and cause health problems. Walls and ceilings are normally hvcq cleaned with a steam vacuum appliance, before the equipment is returned into position.

Internal Cleanliness of Ventilation Systems. The objectives of an effective kitchen ventilation system are to: What will you learn? Demonstration of equipment and legal requirements including risks are fully covered. It is almost 10 years since the previous update, and in that time we have seen ever more stringent levels of ventilation-system, cleanliness being required. Firstly, the specifier’s need to decide what they want and specify it clearly. Ductwork is normally hidden above a ceiling and can pass through numerous walls and floors before reaching the discharge point.


Lower work performance is frequently symptomatic of poor indoor air quality in td19 and schools, and asthma and allergies are more prevalent than ever.

Home Canopy and Duct Cleaning. Components that can be removed for dipping include; grease filters, oven trays, range tops and rings, fryer pans, grill trays, dismantled fan units as well as other heavily soiled items. Contact us any time and we will be happy to answer any of your queries on how to maintain the cleanliness of your extract ventilation system. If we are responsible for locking up, then the site is made secure, and keys returned to the designated place.

Similarly, following other types of cleaning, such as a Kitchen Deep Clean, the cleaning company may issue a certificate stating that the work has been done and saying how long it is valid for, and against which standards the cleaning has been completed. They can be also be used to house local an electrical distribution board and components of fire suppression systems.

It is essential that the heating, ventilation and air conditioning HVAC ductwork systems are be kept clean. On request one of our technicians will call to the premises and carry out fr19 free survey to determine if cleaning is required. If these are not regularly removed through cleaning, then the risk of a fire increases as the amount of material deposited increases.

The need for duct cleaning will depend on the level of usage, types and quantity of food and other risk factors such as vulnerability of the system to ignite and the potential effect hvcca building occupants. Splashbacks should be manufactured from folded and braced stainless steel sheet and the structure behind should be of a suitably fire rated material. The Grease Filters and any external louvres and cowling are removed for appropriate cleaning which may include dipping in a tank a “diptank” of degreasing solution.

Includes section on kitchen extract systems.