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Commercial Gas Interlock System
A commercial gas interlock system is designed to provide a failsafe in commercial kitchens in case of ventilation system issues. They offer an extra level of protection and ensure that your commercial kitchen remains compliant with health and safety requirements.
If you’re looking for commercial gas interlock system maintenance, repair or installation in Yorkshire, contact Robinsons Facilities Services. Our team of Gas Safe registered engineers are on hand for all of your commercial kitchen needs.
What Is a Commercial Gas Interlock System?
<span style=”font-weight: 400;”>A commercial gas interlock system, also known as a commercial gas safety interlock system, is a failsafe device designed to reduce the risk of gas-related accidents in commercial kitchens. With a gas interlock system installed, the flow of gas is restricted until the system is certain that the ventilation system is working properly.
As a result, the potential build-up of carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide is dramatically reduced leading to safer and healthier kitchens for you, your employees, and your customers.
How Does a Commercial Gas Interlock System Work?
<span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Gas interlock systems contain built-in airflow sensors that carefully monitor the entire kitchen ventilation system, including fan operation and duct performance. When the gas interlock system detects normal airflow, the sensor gives the green light for gas to continue flowing to connected appliances. But if any issue is spotted within the ventilation system, the sensor immediately triggers the interlock to cut off the gas supply as a precaution until airflow is restored.
Do I Need a Gas Interlock System?
If you run a commercial kitchen, you must comply with the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998. This states that you must install a commercial kitchen gas interlock system if you are using gas in the kitchen.&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/span>
Failure to meet British Standard BS6173 and the Gas Safe regulations with your 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 don’t have a commercial kitchen gas interlock system installed, and there is an accident in your kitchen as a result, you could be liable for damages. This could include compensation claims from employees.
At Robinsons Facilities Services, our qualified engineers have decades of experience maintaining all aspects of commercial kitchens. Our services include:
Gas Interlock System Maintenance
It’s important to have your commercial gas interlock system regularly serviced to ensure it’s functioning correctly and protecting your kitchen. This should be done at least once a year by a trained professional who will issue you with a CP42 Commercial Catering Gas Safety Certificate.
Trust our team of experienced Gas Safe engineers to maintain your gas interlock system as part of a planned preventative maintenance (PPM) programme.
Gas Interlock System Installation
Working across Yorkshire, Robinsons Facilities Services can install gas interlock systems in 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 with years of experience. We’re confident we can provide a solution that meets your needs.
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Commercial Gas Interlock System FAQs
Gas interlock systems are a failsafe for kitchens, restricting the flow of gas until the appliances are checked and working properly. This reduces hazards associated with gas building up in a room or building.
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.
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.
No, a gas interlock system must only be installed by a Gas Safe certified engineer. It is illegal to install a gas interlock system by yourself.
The cost of installing a gas interlock system in your commercial kitchen ranges from as little as £100 up to over £2000. Installation cost depends on several factors, including the size of the gas pipework supplying your commercial kitchen.
An experienced engineer can get a fully operational gas interlock system up and running in your commercial kitchen within 1-2 days in most cases.