Introduction to this document

Guide to kitchen extraction systems

The insurance industry says that 70% of fires in commercial kitchens are caused by a build up of grease in the extraction hood or ductwork. Use our guide to prevent this happening.

Major losses

Fires which start in the cooker hood or ductwork can spread rapidly, destroying not only the kitchen, but potentially large parts of the building. Fortunately, it’s an area where insurers tend to be quite strict and this means that most businesses with a commercial kitchen are aware of the need for regular cleaning.

Our Guide to Kitchen Extraction Systems provides a summary of the preventive measures which can be taken, from the design of the systems to routine inspection and maintenance.