Kitchen Grease Extract Survey / Fire Risk Assessment

Kitchen grease extract systems present particular hazards due to the potential for the accumulation of grease, which forms a hidden combustion load. Under certain circumstances flame or very high temperature within the duct can ignite the deposited grease causing fire to spread rapidly through the duct. Therefore, it is of particular importance that grease extract systems are regularly inspected and cleaned as required, to ensure they do not pose a major potential fire risk at any time.

We will professionally risk assess and test your grease extract systems, advising you on many important issues that are often overlooked, including; adequacy of grease filters, potential system design flaws, inaccessible sections of ductwork, current grease deposition levels, management audit, appropriate cleaning frequencies etc.      

Our kitchen grease extract surveys/fire risk assessments will ensure ongoing compliance for you and your business, and always include the following as standard;

  • Visual inspection of all accessible components
  • Checklist audit to TR/19 & RC44 guidelines
  • Photographic survey
  • Wet film thickness testing
  • Schematic of system ( PDF Example) (highlighting test points, inaccessible areas etc)
  • Comprehensive report (including summary of findings & recommendations)

Call us now on 0800 433 4828 to arrange a fire risk assessment of your grease extract systems! Alternatively, you can email us at

‘The Health & Safety Executive regulations, and industry and insurance guidance stipulate that kitchen extract systems should be kept clean to minimise fire and other risks’.

‘We regularly conduct post fire expert witness reports for insurance companies and see first hand the devastation caused by grease extract systems which have been inadequately cleaned and managed’.