Installing and maintaining appropriate ventilation within your business premises is highly important. Here at Vent Logistics, we are well accustomed to installing ventilation in commercial kitchens and for today’s post, we discuss how you can ensure adequate ventilation in your commercial kitchen.
The Workplace Regulations 1992 state that all employers must provide effective and suitable ventilation in an enclosed workplace, including kitchen spaces. Cooking can produce significant amounts of fumes and vapours as well as large amounts of heat. Appropriate ventilation should be installed to remove these fumes to create a comfortable working environment.
There are various factors to consider when incorporating ventilation into a kitchen, including the amount of cooking carried out and the layout and shape of the kitchen.
Objectives stated in the Workplace (Health Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 state that effective ventilation systems should:
Remove cooking fumes at the source
Be quiet and vibration free
Remove excess heat and bring in cool, clean air to ensure a comfortable environment
Ensure the air movement in the kitchen does not cause discomfort from draughts
Be easy to clean
The ventilation system used should also replace the air extracted. In many cases, sufficient air can be drawn in from windows, doors or grilles in the walls.
The maintenance of your ventilation system should not be overlooked. All ventilation systems should be maintained in accordance with the manufacturers/installers instructions. It should be noted that if a ventilation system is not maintained, you could find this invalidates any warranty on the product.
Our dedicated team have been installing and maintaining commercial and industrial ventilation systems for many years. We design completely tailored ventilation systems to suit the needs of your environment. If you would like to find out more about our work and the services we offer, please contact our dedicated team today on 01296 681752 or send your enquiry through our online contact form.