If you are a food outlet, you must have grease traps fitted by law
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Two areas of existing UK law prohibit the disposal of fats, oils and grease into drains connected to the public sewer and hot food outlets and restaurants who flout the legislation can be fined thousands of pounds. One business had to pay more than £30,000 in fines and costs because they did not have a grease trap fitted. It is estimated that more than 365,000 sewer blockages occur in the UK every year, 80% of which are caused by fats, oils and grease. Section 111 of The UK Water Industry Act 1991 states that hot food outlets and restaurants are required to have a grease trap fitted and that they are also responsible for ensuring that it that works, in other words, is regularly serviced. Section 2.21 of the (Drainage and Waste Disposal) 2002 regulations requires that drainage serving kitchens in commercial hot food premises should be fitted with a grease separator. As Berkshire’s leading independent drainage specialist, A1 UK Drains of Wokingham offer a competitively-priced grease trap fitting service for hot food outlets and restaurants throughout Berkshire and neighbouring areas of Berkshire, Oxfordshire, London, Surrey and Hampshire. All our work is carried out to the highest standards and we offer a quick reliable and efficient service so as to minimise any disruption to your business.
The fitting of grease traps or grease separators is the law. Don’t get caught out, call A1 UK Drains today on 0118 973 0999.
What are Grease Traps?
Grease traps / grease interceptors are specially designed units which are placed in drain pipes to separate the fat, oil and grease from the rest of the wastewater. The waste water then continues to flow to the sewage works for treatment whilst the grease is retained in the trap to be collected by a licensed waste oil collector at regular intervals. When correctly installed, these units can be highly effective in keeping fats, oils and grease from entering the public draining system.
Code of Practice Food service industry Fats, Oils and Grease
This code of practice explains what FOG is, its sources and impacts on business and sets out how FOG should be taken account of in the design, installation, operation and maintenance of food service kitchens. It includes the various methods of FOG treatment available as well as the ways in which FOG should be factored into design planning, maintenance schedules and staff training.
FOG is the acronym for Fats, Oils and Grease. FOG has been shown to accumulate in pipework leading to a reduction in flow and ultimately complete blockage. This document seeks to provide advice and guidance on site evaluation, equipment solutions, installation, and maintenance for the foodservice facility designer, equipment contractor, foodservice operator and the fat, oil and grease (FOG) management supply chain. This code of practice has been produced by the FOG Forum ,an alliance of organisations from the food service and equipment sectors working with representatives from the environmental health and water sectors.
Courtesy of British Water
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