Extraction Systems – Fire Hazards

Extraction Systems – Fire Hazards

The kitchen extraction system presents particular hazards due to the potential for the accumulation of grease. Accumulated grease within an extract system forms a hidden combustion load. Under certain circumstances flames or very high temperature within the duct can ignite the grease causing fire to spread rapidly through the duct.

Insurance requirements for TR19 Certification

Insurance requirements for TR19 Certification

Insurance company’s require a TR19 certificate as it shows that your extraction system has been cleaned and de-greased to a suitable and safe level. This decreases the fire risk and show’s your insurance company that the necessary steps have been taken to avoid a fire stemming from your extraction system.

Why do I need a TR19?

Why do I need a TR19?

With all commercial kitchens, there is a high standard at which you need to keep your kitchen. This is so that you avoid hazards and dangers to the general public and your employees. A company was set up dedicated to upholding kitchen standards and protecting the general public. They produced a book with guidelines to be followed to regulate these standards known as the TR19.