Gas Interlock System Installation Suffolk

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Gas Interlock Systems – A Legal Requirement in Most Commercial Kitchens

Gas Interlock System Installation in Suffolk

Gas interlock systems are a vital part of most commercial kitchens. In fact, for most commercial kitchens, they are a legal requirement – failure to adhere to the law could result in fines and closure of your kitchen, as well as health and safety risks that put your staff and customers in danger.

At PHS, we are qualified to install gas interlock systems to the required standard legally. We regularly work within kitchens of all sizes in Suffolk, as well as in all neighbouring counties. We’re available to work around you, to ensure minimum disruption to your business while the gas interlock system installation is carried out.

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? If so, please contact us today by calling 01206 580 481 or emailing us via our contact page.

You might be 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.

Gas Interlock Systems Explained

Gas Interlock Systems: Your Legal Requirements

Any kitchen constructed since 2001 must have a gas interlock system installed. You must also install a gas interlock system in an old kitchen if you’re installing a new extraction canopy, a new gas pipework run, or a new cook line or layout. One should also be installed when fitting any Category B equipment, such as deep fryers and combi ovens.

It’s a legal requirement for gas interlock systems to meet British Standard BS6173 and Gas Safe regulations. If you fail to meet your requirements, you will have unacceptable health and safety risks to staff and customers. You could also be prosecuted by the HSE, be fined, and/or have your kitchen closed until you meet regulations. You will also find your CP42 inspection fails.

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, 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

Gas Interlock Systems FAQs

If you own a commercial kitchen that was constructed after 2001, you must have a gas interlock system installed. You must also install a gas interlock system when installing one of many new items into a pre-2001 kitchen, such as extraction canopies or cook lines.

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.

If you are legally required to have a gas interlock system but don’t, you can face prosecution by the HSE, as well as the closure of your business. More importantly, you’re endangering the lives of your staff and visitors.

If you are building a new commercial kitchen or have a kitchen built after 2001, you are legally required to have a gas interlock system. You must also install a gas interlock system if you are installing specific items to a kitchen built before 2001. If in doubt, please get in touch and speak to an expert.

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