Gas Interlock System Installation Suffolk

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Gas Interlock Systems – A Legal Requirement in All Commercial Kitchens

Gas Interlock System Installation in Suffolk

Gas interlock systems are an essential component of any commercial kitchen within the UK. Indeed, they are a mandatory legal requirement – non-compliance could lead to penalties and the shutdown of your kitchen, alongside health and safety hazards that endanger your staff and patrons.

In line with the UK’s gas safety regulations and the British Standard BS6173, any food business that operates a commercial kitchen is required to have a gas safety interlock system installed. Thus, to adhere to legal requirements, it is necessary to fit a gas safety interlock system.

Do you want to find out more about gas interlock systems? Or perhaps you’d like to schedule an appointment to install a gas interlock system in your commercial kitchen in Suffolk? If so, please contact us today by calling 01206 580 481 or emailing us via our contact page.

You are required by law to have a gas interlock system in your commercial kitchen, but what exactly is one? Without getting overly complex, it’s a safety system that combines the air extraction and input systems in a kitchen with the gas supply.

Attaching these together, allows the gas to be automatically cut off should any of the fans in the kitchen stopped working. This in turn prevents the build-up of gas within the kitchen and the significant risks associated with it.

There are several gas interlock systems on the market, each built to work in different circumstances, and each with its own advantages and disadvantages. We can work with you to decide which is best for your kitchen, providing unbiased advice to allow you to make an educated decision.

The bottom line: gas interlock systems are a vital aspect of your kitchen’s safety, and they should not be ignored. Contact us today to find out more.

Commercial Interlock Systems Explained

Gas Interlock Systems: Your Legal Requirements

In accordance with the British Standard BS6173 and the gas safety regulations of the United Kingdom, any food business operating a commercial kitchen must install a gas safety interlock system. This indicates that for a business to adhere to legal obligations, fitting a gas safety interlock system is compulsory.

Non-compliance will result in unacceptable health and safety risks to both employees and patrons. Furthermore, you may face prosecution by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), incur fines, and/or have your kitchen shuttered until compliance with regulations is achieved. Additionally, your CP42 inspection is likely to be unsuccessful.

A gas interlock system must legally be installed by a qualified and certified professional. Installing the system yourself is illegal and also exceptionally unsafe.

As well as the installation of gas interlock systems in Suffolk, we are also available to repair them. Various issues can arise that cause gas interlock systems to stop working properly, and our licenced engineers have the know-how needed to remedy almost all gas interlock system problems. We also recognise that the breakdown of a gas interlock system is often an emergency, which is why we offer a 24/7 emergency callout service.

As such a vital part of your kitchen, gas interlock systems should be serviced regularly, to ensure they are functioning properly and adhere to legal standards. Failing to service your gas interlock system is particularly dangerous. Protect your staff and customers by scheduling a gas interlock system service with PHS today.

Repairs and Servicing of Gas Interlock Systems in Suffolk

Gas Interlock Systems FAQs

According to the British Standard BS6173 and the gas safety regulations of the United Kingdom, any food business with an operational commercial kitchen is required to have a gas safety interlock system installed. This means in order for the business to be compliant with the law, a gas safety interlock system is mandatory.

A gas interlock system is connected to the air extraction and input systems. If air flow is stopped, the gas supply is automatically shut down, to prevent a dangerous build-up of gas within the kitchen.

There are various factors that influence the cost of a gas interlock system. We’ll work with you to find the best solution for your needs.

Should your business lack a gas interlock system, possible consequences encompass:

  • The commercial kitchen might be shut down until safety systems are installed.
  • The enterprise could fail the gas safety inspection.
  • Unacceptable safety and health risks to both the public and staff members.
  • The company’s financial stability could be jeopardised by further fines.
  • The Health and Safety Executive may take legal action against the business.

Every business operating a commercial kitchen with gas-powered appliances is obliged to install a gas interlock system. This system must be installed in compliance with the Gas Safe Regulations and the British Standard BS6173.

These systems can only be installed or repaired by a certified gas safety engineer. It should be noted that it’s illegal for anyone who is unqualified to install or repair a gas safety interlock system. As we mentioned above, always ensure the person you hire to handle your gas appliance, including your gas interlock system, is qualified.

Contact PHS for Gas Interlock System Services

If you’re the owner of a commercial kitchen in Suffolk and surrounding counties and need gas interlock system installation, maintenance, or repairs, PHS is the perfect choice.

Our experienced engineers are fully certified to work with gas interlock systems, ensuring legal compliance and the safety of those within your business. Please call 01206 580 481 or send us an email to find out more.

We offer our gas safety interlocking services all across Suffolk including but not limited to:

Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury, Haverhill, Lowestoft, Felixstowe and Newmarket.

If you’re unsure whether we cover your area, please call us and speak to a member of our team.

Gas interlock system installations, repairs, maintenance