Is a fire suppression system a legal requirement?

Pyro-Chem Kitchen Knight IIGraeme recently asked the question “I am building a restaurant. Is a fire suppression system a legal requirement?” to our Ask The Expert on

Our expert answered as follows:-

There is no legal requirement in the UK for a Fire Suppression System in a kitchen but you must carry out a Fire Risk Assesment by a competent person and they may require a system to be fitted. This is due to the high risk within the kitchen that requires the risk to be reduced and the safest way of doing this is with a Kitchen Fire Suppression System click here to see more.

Also there is sometimes a requirement for a system by your Insurers, Fire Service or Building Control Department all due to the high risk of fire within this type of environment. In some instances Kitchen Fire Suppression Systems have been used to offset a risk such as a kitcen that is open to the diners and can’t protect the diners using Fire Walls and Doors.

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  1. Is the instalaltion of fire suppression systems mandatory for unmanned GSM shelters. Does companies like Vodafone / BT install fire suppression systems inside GSM shelters in UK / Europe.

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