Rio Ferdinand first for health and safety

Rio Ferdinand first for health and safety

All new or refurbished commercial kitchens in the UK are required by British Standard  6173:2009 to have a fully functioning gas interlock system which ensures that the ventilation is interlocked with the gas solenoid valve and that gas cannot be present if the ventilation system is not working.  This reduces the carbon dioxide levels which staff are exposed to in the kitchen .
Hoteliers in the Middle East are now being encouraged to take heed of the Standard and protect the health and safety of their staff in the kitchen by installing a gas interlock system.
Rosso, the prestigious Manchester restaurant owned by Manchester United player Rio Ferdinand, has recently installed a new gas safety system in its kitchen supplied by top gas safety specialist S&S Northern.  The restaurant’s customers include a long list of premier league footballers and A-list celebrities.
The new gas interlock system ensures that staff working in Rosso’s kitchen are not exposed to high levels of carbon dioxide from gas cookers without a functioning ventilation system.  The Merlin CT1250 was manufactured and supplied by S&S Northern and installed by Combi-Vent of Manchester.
Adam Brewster of Combi-Vent says, “Rosso contacted us to fit a new gas interlock system when they discovered the one that had been fitted did not work properly and was incorrectly wired. Obviously a top restaurant like Rosso was keen to ensure safe working conditions for staff so we chose S&S Northern’s  Merlin CT1250 gas interlock system for the project.  All S&S Northern products are very reliable and easy to operate so we always prefer to use S&S products above any others.”
Head Chef at Rosso Stephen Hildebrandt  says, “We are delighted with the quality and reliability of S&S Northern’s gas interlock system.  It was installed with ease and we are now confident that the kitchen is meeting the British Standard recommendations and our staff are completely protected.”
Steve McMahon, Managing Director of S&S Northern says, “We are delighted that both Rosso’s and Combi-Vent chose to use our products.  We are the leading supplier of gas safety products for commercial kitchens, and in the industry we are known for our high quality, value for money products and excellent customer service.  We work with a wide range of hospitality and foodservice companies across the UK, from Michelin star restaurants to multi-national fast food outlets and small take-aways.”
For more information on gas interlock systems for commercial kitchens visit www.snsnorthern.com