System Hygienics cleans up at Westfield Stratford City

System Hygienics, ductwork cleaning, kitchen ventilation
Vital maintenance work on ventilation systems at Westfield Stratford City is carried out by System Hygienics.

System Hygienics has won a 3-year contract for maintenance work at Westfield Stratford City shopping centre. It incudes kitchen-extract cleaning, fire-damper maintenance and fan maintenance. The centre is home to over 250 stores, over 70 bars and restaurants, three hotels and the largest casino in the UK.

As well as cleaning the kitchen extracts, engineers from System Hygienics have also located and tested all the fire and smoke dampers in the ventilation system to ensure they are within the fire containments and that they can be fully accessed to be cleaned, tested and reset. This is to comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and the BS9999:2008 Annex W.1 which covers routine inspection and maintenance of ventilation ductwork and states that, depending on the type and style of dampers, they should be checked at a maximum interval of 12 months for spring-operated fire dampers and two years for other types.

Steve Lidiard, managing director of System Hygienics, explains, ‘Kitchen extraction ductwork is the perfect landing place for grease, oil and other deposits, so It’s vital that restaurant owners clean them regularly to avoid potentially health and fire hazards.’

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