Commercial equipment maintenance firm JLA has added a canopy hood inspection service to its catering sector offering.
With increasing demand for ‘one-stop’ catering kit support from its hotel, restaurant, school and care home customers, JLA has responded to market needs with this new addition.
The compliance-focused canopy checks will ensure that ventilation in commercial kitchens is fit for purpose, in turn helping companies to guard against insurance premium hikes, litigation and even potential prosecution that can result from poor extraction equipment maintenance.
As part of the canopy/hood inspection, JLA’s engineers apply condition ratings for canopy dims, canopy lighting, grease filter, intake air allowance, main canopy material, amount of daily usage, extraction fan, CO2 reading and general observations.
While ensuring equipment is expelling exhaust grease and fumes from the cooking area in line with industry regulations and health and safety guidelines, JLA’s engineers also check overall operation to maintain efficiency and performance. They will also look to identify any problems before they arise and help caterers plan required maintenance as part of an ongoing ‘asset care’ programme.