Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Systems Cleaning (CO)
Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Systems Cleaning Competency Guide (CO)
- Theory of fire, cleaning and air movement
- Kitchen exhaust cleaning techniques
- Construction of kitchen exhaust systems
- Fixed pipe suppression systems
- Waste water management policy for restaurants
- Worker/co-worker and equipment safety
- WHIMIS Chemical Safety
- B.C. Building Code
- Vancouver Fire By-law
- B.C. Fire Code
- NFPA 96
Competencies – Technician is able to:
- Conduct inspection and testing in conformance with applicable codes.
- Clean all components of the kitchen exhaust system.
- Ability to use a variety of tools and equipment.
- Test the pH of effluent.
- Conduct air flow readings
- Understand the requirements for transporting dangerous goods.
- Operate a portable fire extinguisher.
- Prepare clear and accurate inspection and test reports.
- Communicate clearly with the owner or authorized agent.
- Communicate clearly with the authority having jurisdiction.
Performance factors – The technician is able to:
- Understand and conduct all inspection and testing in conformance with the applicable code requirements.
- Clean all components of the kitchen exhaust systems in accordance with NFPA standards and applicable local bylaws.
- Operate and use a variety of tools and equipment such as, but not limited to, power washers, ladders, volumeter, and electrical equipment.
- Test the pH of effluent created during the cleaning process, to comply with environment waste water policies and local bylaws.
- Conduct tests to determine if the airflow is consistent with the design standard.
- Transport and handle dangerous chemicals such as caustic soda and effluent in the appropriate manner.
- Select a portable fire extinguisher for the appropriate hazard and know how to use it effectively.
- Prepare clear and accurate inspection and test reports and maintain for the authority having jurisdiction.
- Communicate with the owner or authorized agent and make recommendations for deficiencies that need to be rectified.
- Communicate clearly with the authority having jurisdiction and advise him of any problems or unsafe conditions in the building.
Note: The above mentioned competencies are to be used as a guideline for the type of work the technician is required to do. For accurate testing references the appropriate code shall be consulted.