The guidelines for fire protection equipment are;

Where oil / fat frying or a griddle is used:

  • Fire Blanket (this may change in the near future)
  • 6ltr Wet Chemical Extinguisher or Dry Powder (wet chemical is best as dry powder makes a huge mess)

Where waste bins are provided/used:

  • 6ltr Water Fire extinguisher

Where BBQ’s are used:

  • 6ltr Water Fire extinguisher

Additional for Motorised Units:

An additional dry powder extinguisher should be available for engine fires within the cab if it is separated from the cooking area.

Staff should be trained in the use of extinguishers and their purpose.

Extinguishers and fire blankets should be maintained regularly and be serviced annually with a label attached to each item showing the inspection date and the engineer’s details.

Maintenance

Extinguishers and fire blankets should be maintained regularly and be serviced annually by a competent person in accordance with BS 5306. 

Training

Staff should be trained in the use of extinguishers and their purpose, training records should form part of the operational process.

Where generators and/or electrical equipment are used:

  • 2ltr CO2 Fire extinguisher, however this may need to be increased to take into account the number and types of equipment being used.

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