How to Prevent Fire in your Commercial Kitchens?
A commercial kitchen is highly prone to fire due to its exposure to high temperatures, flames, sharp equipment, slippery floors, flammable oils, greasy surface and so on.
Therefore, it becomes essential to take proper preventative measures to ensure protection against any kind of accidental fire.
Since, fire prevention and protection is a crucial part of any commercial kitchen, here are few important fire safety tips to keep your business safe from fire.
- #1. Automatic fire suppression system is in proper condition.
It is observed that half of all commercial kitchen fires involve cooking equipment. Therefore, it essential to install an automatic fire-suppression system. This system automatically dispense various chemicals to suppress the fire and shuts down the fuel or electric supply to other cooking equipment. It is recommended to get your fire-suppression system inspected by a professional twice a year.
- #2. Regular maintenance and inspections of fire safety equipment.
Like every business, a commercial kitchen must schedule regular inspection and maintenance of electrical equipment. Moreover, exhaust system should be inspected regularly to determine the grease build-up. We also recommend quarterly inspection of high volume operations and monthly inspection of exhaust systems serving soil-fuel cooking equipment.
- #3. Prepare your staff for emergencies
Your staff needs to be prepared for worst situations. Therefore, it is important to have proper fire prevention training to know how to prevent a fire event. Fire training involves handling and using a fire extinguisher, storing inflammable liquids properly and knowing about various inflammable objects that could result into a fire hazard. Also, it is crucial to have an emergency plan in the event of a sudden fire outbreak to ensure your staff and customers are unharmed.
When a fire occurs in the commercial kitchen, it can be extremely devastating for the facility and its operations. Fortunately, there are preventive measures that ensure protection for employees, customers, and establishment.