Our experienced, professional cleaning team offer their School Kitchen Cleaning services in Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire.
Why do I need a School Kitchen Cleaning service?
With Ofsted requiring ever increasing standards within schools, it is vital that your school kitchen is all clean and up to scratch. Although there is no specific area’s for kitchen cleaning regulations within Ofsted inspections, there is a chance it shall still be looked at.
The FSA (Food Standards Agency) and other government bodies outline simple regulations regarding the type of extraction and kitchen cleaning required. However it doesn’t describe the required frequency or depth of cleaning requirements. It is only safe to assume that common sense should be the overriding factor amongst all cleaning decision making.
With extraction ducting cleaning work in schools, it’s important that your extraction system is kept a high working order at all time. This level of cleaning frequency can be decided by looking at how often your kitchen is used and how heavily. If your school’s kitchen is used once a day for fewer than 20 pupils you would want your extraction system fully cleaned at least once every 6 months. If your kitchen is used multiple times and is used quite heavily for a lot of pupils, once every 3 months is the best frequency.
The reason your school’s kitchen extraction system should be cleaned regularly is to uphold the minimum requirements for its operation ability. The more grease that builds up within the system the more it losses operation ability. The other main risk is the fire safety. As a school you have a responsibility to protect all your pupils from harm. So it would be within your best interest to avoid all potential fire hazards. A unclean and greased up extraction system can spread fire through the whole system in an instant due to the grease providing fuel for the fire. Having a clean extraction system would prevent a fire spreading quickly and creating a serious fire.
The actual kitchen working space itself also needs to be cleaned to a high standard to allow for sufficient hygiene. All spaces should in theory be cleaned after cooking however deep cleans should be regularly carried out to en-sure maximum cleanliness. Food and general hygiene is the utmost priority in a school kitchen. There are so many issues that can arise in a contaminated kitchen, that it is really hard to make an exhaustive list. Contamination can easily spread on surfaces, walls, the floor, sinks, fridges and freezers, and all your moveable equipment and utensils.
But it’s not just the sanitary requirements that must be adhered to. Another issue that arises from a dirty school kitchen is that of safety: from accidents and serious injuries due to slips and trips, a clean kitchen means you can avoid all these risks.
How is your School Kitchen Cleaning performed?
Our team is experienced in a very wide range of kitchens, including hotels, pubs, restaurants, fast food chains, hospitals, care homes, nursing homes, universities, schools etc. They will first move all moveable equipment so that they can access the area behind it and then will use our specialised degreaser, disinfectant and pressure washer to remove all residue from anywhere it lies. From there, they will then clean the appliances themselves from all sides (including underneath), and the area around the kitchen, including all shelves (yes, even the top ones), ventilation systems, drains and gullies, door handles and other frequently touched points, oven door and fridge/freezer door seals, countertops, sinks and of course the floor. In other words, we provide a thorough school kitchen cleaning service that will ensure you comply with all legal obligations.
Once everything has been cleaned and sanitised, they then apply a food-safe disinfectant that will keep your school kitchen clean and safe for the processing and preparation of food. Any appliances that were moved will be placed back to their original positions, connected and ready to use.
Is your School Kitchen Cleaning limited only to the kitchen itself?
We can perform a complete clean of all types of kitchens and their extraction systems for schools in Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire, including cleaning and inspecting:
- Ducting and ductwork
- Extraction fans and their housing
- Canopy filters
- Full school kitchen deep clean
- TR19 Certification
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