Gas Interlock System Kit For Commercial Kitchen
All commercial kitchens in the UK are required to have a Gas Interlock System fitted to meet British Standard BS6173 and the Gas Safe regulations.
If you own a café, restaurant or catering company you have probably heard about Gas Interlock Systems and know that you are legally required to have one fitted to your kitchen. But what are they, how to they work and why do you need one?
What is a Gas Interlock System?
Gas interlock systems restrict the flow of gas to kitchen appliances until there is sufficient working ventilation, or if there is an extractor fan failure. The Gas Safe regulations legally require all commercial kitchens to have a gas interlock system fitted to ensure safe working conditions. A gas proving system can prevent the build-up of carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide that present a significant threat to employee health. The interlock system is also designed to prevent explosions caused by a build-up of unburned gas.
How do Gas Interlock Systems work?
A Gas Interlock System kit includes air differential pressure switches and a IP56 rated gas minder control box which monitor air movement. When there is no airflow, or the airflow is insufficient, the gas supply to any appliances is cut off. With the gas flow cut off, kitchen equipment cannot be used until the kitchen gas interlock system detects adequate airflow again. Also known as a gas safety interlock system, these devices provide a failsafe that helps maintain kitchen safety and reduces the risk of an accident.
Why do I need a Gas Interlock System?
Maintaining the safety of your kitchen staff and customers is always one of the most important factors when running any commercial kitchen. A gas safety interlock system will safeguard your kitchen by reducing the risk of any gas-related accidents.
You must also have a Gas Interlock System installed to be compliant with the law. The British Standard BS6173 and the UK’s gas safety regulations require any all commercial kitchens to be fitted with Gas Interlock Systems.