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Commercial Gas Interlock System

Commercial gas interlock systems can help to provide a failsafe in a commercial kitchen. This can help you to stay compliant with health and safety requirements and provide an extra level of protection within a kitchen, where accidents can have potentially disastrous consequences.

What is a Commercial Gas Interlock System?

A commercial kitchen gas interlock system kit can be installed to help monitor and control the use of gas within a commercial kitchen. The kit contains a gas interlock system, which is designed to restrict the gas until the ventilation system in the area is functioning properly.

This can help to prevent carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide from reaching dangerous levels in the air if kitchen ventilation fails, which could lead to serious health consequences.

A commercial gas safety interlock system can also contain a gas proving system, which is used to check that the valves are open before opening the main gas valve.

A gas solenoid valve can form part of the system. This reacts to electrical impulses to control the flow of the gas into a specific appliance. This gives another failsafe, and some manufacturing or factory applications may use solenoid valves to control the precise movements of gas and keep gas safe within business premises.

Do I Need a Gas Interlock System?

If you run a commercial kitchen, you will need to comply with the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 and you will need a commercial kitchen gas interlock system if you are using gas within the kitchen.

Failure to meet British Standard BS6173 and the Gas Safe regulations with your commercial gas interlock system could result in:

  • Failing Gas Safety inspections
  • A risk to the public
  • An insurance claim being void
  • A fine issued to your business
  • Closure of your kitchen

You should also be aware that if you do not have a commercial kitchen gas interlock system, and there is an accident in your kitchen as a result of this, you could be liable for damages. This could include compensation claims from employees.

Gas Interlock System Maintenance

It is important to have your commercial gas interlock system regularly serviced, to ensure that it is functioning correctly.

You should also test your commercial gas interlock system on a regular basis, which means at least once a year, to ensure that it is functioning as expected and providing protection within your kitchen.

You need a Gas Safe registered commercial engineer to service and test your commercial gas interlock system. Our team of experienced professionals can maintain your system as part of a planned preventative maintenance program.

Commercial Gas Interlock System Installation

Working across Yorkshire, Robinsons Facilities Services can install commercial gas interlock systems for your kitchen. We work with all types of commercial kitchens, from small businesses to large scale operations.

We can provide a free quotation, with no obligation to use our services. Our team of engineers are Gas Safe registered and we are confident that we can provide a solution that meets your needs.

We also offer a repair service. If you should experience a breakdown or emergency, you can contact us any time, 24/7, for help with your commercial kitchen.

Working across Yorkshire, we cover North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, East Yorkshire and South Yorkshire and offer a fast, efficient response time to all breakdowns and repairs. Contact us today for all planned, reactive maintenance or emergency call out. Call 01423 226578 or get in touch to see how Robinsons Facilities Services can help.

Commercial Gas Interlock System FAQs

Gas interlock systems are a failsafe for kitchens, restricting the flow of gas until the appliances are checked to be on and working properly. This presents hazards associated with gas building up in a room or building.

Yes, a gas interlock system is a legal requirement in line with the UK’s gas safety regulations and the British Standard BS6173. If you are operating a commercial kitchen using gas you must install a gas safety interlock system.

If you have a kitchen built since 2001 in a commercial property, or a kitchen that has undergone any major refurbishment since the release of BS6173:2001 then you need a gas interlock system within.

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