Install a Fire-Suppression SystemA fire suppression system releases chemicals when it detects a fire. The chemicals suppress the flames, and the system automatically turns off the electrical supply.
Keep Class K Extinguishers Within Arm’s ReachPlace K Extinguishers near all areas where fires could start, such as near the stoves and ovens. ABC extinguishers are best for areas where paper, wood, and electrical fires could occur.
Schedule Inspections RegularlyInspections ensure everything is in good working order and there are no fire risks. They should be conducted quarterly unless your restaurant is a high-volume operation. If your kitchen has wood or charcoal burning ovens, you should schedule monthly inspections.
Train Your StaffFire safety training for staff is important. All staff should have a refresher every six months. Training should include:
- How to clean up grease
- How to deal with a grease fire
- How to remove ashes
- Where to store flammable liquids
- The importance of keeping areas tidy
- An emergency plan
Maintenance Is ImportantYou should have all equipment maintained at least every six months. A fire safety professional can check for any loose or frayed wires and broken switch plates. A report will identify any fire hazards you’ll need to take care of to pass inspection.
Schedule Maintenance to Prevent Restaurant FiresIs it time for a maintenance and fire safety inspection appointment? Contact APS-Hoods for professional cleaning, maintenance, and fire protection services. We can protect your business by ensuring your kitchen’s equipment and setup have a low risk of fire. Call us today at 800-750-7313 for a free quote. © 2017 Millionairium and Farazandeh. Authorization to post is granted, with the stipulation that Millionairium and Farazandeh are credited as sole source. Linking to other sites from this document is strictly prohibited, with the exception of herein imbedded links.
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