The revision to the TR/19 standard has been driven by the need to bring the process in line with new British and European standards and current best practice.Tony Waghorn, Managing Director at DeepClean Hygiene Solutions Ltd explains the changes “The classification of cleaning regimes into high, medium and low risk, is one of the big differences to the TR/19 standard. A detailed revision of section 7 of the document relates specifically to kitchen extraction fire safety cleaning, where usage dictates number of cleans required in a 12 month period. TR/19 now incorporates alignment with the new British and European standard BS EN15780.”
Tony adds “We always operate at the highest regulatory standard and take our membership of the B&ES very seriously. Our clients come to us, wanting the peace of mind that we deliver the highest quality clean with all the necessary documentation to meet regulatory standards. Our three year growth plan fits perfectly with these changes, and it puts us in an even stronger position in the marketplace, as Facilities Managers & professional caterers all look for a trusted cleaning partner.”
Many insurers are now demanding that cleaning should be carried out in accordance with the Guide to Good Practice TR/19 – Internal Cleanliness of Ventilation Systems. With this, only contractors who can comply with this guidance should be retained, placing this responsibility on key decision makers who make the choice on who cleans their kitchens. A key reason why DeepClean Hygiene Solutions are ideally placed to deliver even more cleaning solutions.
The importance of best practice when cleaning grease extraction systems has been further highlighted, with figures published by the Fire and Rescue Services, stating ‘70% of fires in commercial kitchens originate in dirty or contaminated ventilation due to fat and grease build up.’ As there are more instances of fire from lack of cleaning, so regulations will become tighter and insurances companies become even more rigorous on post clean documentation.
For more information about the TR/19 standard please contact the Technical Team at DeepClean Hygiene Solutions on 01527 559880, email info@deepclean-