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Large kitchen legislation

Article GC 8: Regulations concerning safety and fire protection in professional kitchens:

Fire safety regulations relating to buildings open to the public

CHAPTER X : Provisions relating to establishments in the first four categories
Section I – General provisions

Article GC8 : “Large kitchens, cooling compartment and each cooking island must have means of suppression suitable for the risks presented.
In large open kitchens and cooking islands, automatic means of suppression suited to oil fires must be installed above open fryers »

Recommendations:

The article GC8 that specifies that “Large kitchens, cooling compartment and each cooking island must have means of suppression suitable for the risks presented” is very clear:

  • It confirms that all establishments open to the public must provide means of suppression adapted to the cooking equipment that presents a risk of fire (frying pan, salamander, deep fryer).
  • kitchen fires require suitable and specific means of suppression: Suppression systems put in place must have a Class F Extinguishing Agent

Article GC8 also allows for the installation of automatic suppression mechanisms directly above open deep fryers specifically adapted to oil fires where buildings have open kitchens and cooking islands: CNPP Approval certified SAFETY FIRST®  automatic fire suppression systems help effectively protect all cooking equipment that carries a risk of fire on three levels (frying pans, salamanders, fryers…).

In our advisory role, SAFETY FIRST® encourages its customers to protect their kitchens as a way of also protecting:

  • Their brand image
  • The safety of residents, customers, guests and staff
  • The safety of kitchen teams
  • Business continuity
  • Their assets

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