Grease Extract Systems
The law requires that the owner or the responsible person carries out a documented Health & Safety risk assessment each year paying particular attention to potential fire hazards like Grease Extract Systems.
Coupled with this dirty ducts in food processing areas particularly worry Insurance Companies. The perception among them is that the number of fires started due to lack of kitchen extract cleaning have increased. Most of them have now changed their policies to require compliance with the law but more than that they are requiring their clients to have the system cleaned and certified by specialist cleaners.
In more and more cases they are saying your policy requires it and if you haven’t had your extract cleaned you are very probably not insured against fire.