Safety Guidelines for Cooking Appliances
24 October 2023

Safety Guidelines for Cooking Appliances

At Unity, we're committed to offering our valued Unity Community advice and support. It's essential to keep specific considerations in mind to ensure the safety of your cooking appliances and the security of your premises.

Cooking Appliances: No one wants to deal with a fire hazard due to neglect in maintaining their cooking or heating appliances. To avoid such unfortunate incidents, it's crucial to establish a regular cleaning routine for your cooking equipment. Not only does this promote safety, but it could also impact the outcome of an insurance claim if your insurer imposes conditions related to appliance cleanliness.

Here's our advice to keep your cooking appliances in excellent condition and reduce the risk of fire:

·       Weekly Cleaning: Make it a habit to clean all cooking equipment, including hobs, microwaves, grills, and more, on a weekly basis.

·       Monthly Ductwork Maintenance: Grease build-up in ductwork can pose a potential fire hazard. Schedule a monthly cleaning to prevent the accumulation of fat sediments.

·       Maintain Records: Keep a record of your cleaning routine. This documentation can prove invaluable if you ever need to file an insurance claim.

·       Regular Appliance Maintenance: Don't forget to perform regular maintenance checks on your electrical and cooking appliances to ensure they are in proper working order.

·       Hot Water System Maintenance: If you have hot water systems, such as boilers, remember to maintain them to prevent any unexpected issues.

Remember to keep a record of your checks; this documentation is invaluable in the event of a claim.

By adhering to these guidelines for your cooking appliances, you can significantly reduce risks and enhance the safety to your organisation. Unity is here to support you every step of the way, ensuring your peace of mind. 

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