Kitchen Deep Cleaning Services
All chefs are busy people, as are catering managers. They have ever-changing staff issues to deal with as well as the daily or maybe continuous requirement to produce food to the expected quantities and quality.
That means that they can sometimes get overburdened; and the need to keep the kitchen clean and safe takes second place, often with disastrous effects. No-one in charge of a catering establishment can afford the dangers of a major fire or the bad publicity of a Prohibition Order from health and safety or public health officials.
Did you know (if not, this is important information) – that anyone who has responsibility for a workplace is legally responsible under the terms of The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 – and must appoint a ‘responsible person’ to make a fire risk assessment of the premises. This person must take fire prevention action where needed.
The Food Safety Act 1990
Grease extraction and ventilation systems are potential fire risks, which is why we provide our specialist services: but it goes further. Any failings in kitchen cleanliness can cause fire risks. All too often fires spread due to spilt oil and grease. This forms part of any proper Fire Risk Assessment.
The Food Safety Act 1990 imposes harsh fines on kitchens that do not meet the required standards of cleanliness. And whereas Duct Clean Scotland will maintain your extraction equipment with our specific service, it is also necessary to pay attention to the other surfaces and fittings in the kitchen area, that can become breeding grounds for bacteria and pests.
You can certainly not cover all your ceilings, cleaning them carefully and thoroughly, as well as paying the proper attention to all walls, lights and every piece of equipment. You would be amazed by how many protruding fittings you have that can harbour dirt and disease.