Food Services » Fire Safety


Stove - heat producing equipment.
Stove - heat producing equipment.

Possible fires from heat-producing equipment such as burners, ovens, and grills due to:

  • Poor housekeeping.
  • Unemptied grease traps (possible grease fires).
  • Dirty ducts (possible flue fires).
  • Improper storage of flammable items.
  • Faulty or frayed electrical cords.


Grease trap.
Grease trap.

Recognized Controls and Work Practices

  • Provide appropriate and effective employee training for safe handling of equipment.
  • Keep grill and grill duct work free from flammable residues and properly maintained.
  • Keep flammable items stored away from heat-producing equipment.
    • Empty grease traps on a routine basis.

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