As you well know, the NFPA 96 is the code that hefty, 39 page document that governs how you run your kitchen as it relates to fire safety.
Specifically, it states…
1.1.1* This standard shall provide the minimum fire safety requirements (preventative and operative) related to the de- sign, installation, operation, inspection, and maintenance of all public and private cooking operations.
1.1.2 This standard shall apply to residential cooking equipment used for commercial cooking operations.
And although its not always enjoyable making sure you are “up to code,” the consequences can be nothing short of deadly.
Because the truth is, we are dealing with fires and fire safety, which are extremely dangerous.
Not to mention all the various government agencies that always want to have their nose in your business, who all have the authority to close the doors on your business.
The Health Department,
Needless to say, making sure you are up to code is the best way to keep your business protected.
The NFPA 96 addresses many different aspects of your kitchen:
- How often your kitchen exhaust system is to be cleaned (11.4)
- How your kitchen exhaust system must have certain access (4.1.8)
- What kind of filters are required (6.1.3 and 14.5.1)
- How the ductwork is constructed and functions (7.5.1 and 7.3.1 and 188.8.131.52)
- What hardware is required for exhaust fans (184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168)
- And many, many other aspects…
…Because you can breathe easy, we have got it under control!
We operate our business by the code, remembering and living by all these guidelines…
…So that we can keep you totally protected!
But just in case you want to take a look at the code for yourself, you know for fun, we provide a free copy of the entire code for you…