It is legally required by Gas Safe that all commercial kitchens have a working gas interlock system fitted. It’s vitally important that gas interlock systems are not only installed correctly but that they’re serviced and maintained properly too. This is where KES Facilities can help.
Sometimes called a gas safety interlock system, these devices provide a failsafe to reduce the chances of a gas-related accident. It controls the flow of gas to all of your gas appliances until the ventilation system is on and working as it should. Essentially, a gas interlock system is designed to stop carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide building up and threatening the health of both your employees and customers. It will also prevent explosions caused by a surplus of unburned gas.
Inside the device is a special sensor which monitors airflow, and if the flow isn’t good enough, then the gas supply will remain cut off. This means your kitchen equipment cannot be used until the airflow improves.
It should be the top priority of any business with a commercial kitchen to have an effective gas interlock system fitted. When you use us to fit your new system, it will strictly adhere to all the latest legal requirements, including the British Standard BS6173 and the Gas Safe regulations.
If you don’t install and correctly maintain your gas interlock system, you can end up:
Gas interlock systems need regular scheduled maintenance so that they stay compliant with the BS6173 standard. If the system is not working as it should, or maintenance isn’t carried out properly, then any breakdowns and repairs could be costly, or mean your kitchen can’t be used. It should be checked at least once a year to make sure that the airflow detection sensor and gas cut off are in good working order.
When you get in touch with us, one of our highly-qualified installers will closely examine every part of the system to make sure it’s working efficiently, including the pipes. All our installation and repair work will be carried out by GAS 2079-certified engineers to meet all Gas Safe regulations for your complete peace of mind.
The Gas Safe register is a list of all businesses who are officially registered to work on gas appliances. It’s UK law to be included on the Gas Safe register. This is controlled through regular inspections of engineers; visits and inspections of businesses; and investigation teams who research and report illegal gas work.
Businesses who are not part of the Gas Safe register are usually working to an unsafe standard, which can invalidate insurance and potentially create a dangerous and harmful situation. This is why it’s essential that any gas interlock system is regularly serviced and maintained.
Based in Leeds, we can offer a FREE initial consultation at your place of business. KES Facilities have a wealth of experience in the commercial, retail and leisure industries and are pleased to provide a fast, friendly service every time. We offer everything from designing and supplying your gas interlock system, to serving and maintenance contacts too. We are proud to have invested in the latest technology whilst working with major manufacturers to offer you the best range of great value products possible.
Please call us on 0113 347 1234 to find out how we can help you. Or use the contact form at the top!