How a risk assessment can save lives

Sometimes running a business can seem like a minefield, not sure what step to take next, not even sure if taking a step is a good idea! Owning a business, employing staff and dealing with the public comes with the requirement to do many things to ensure the safety of your staff and clients. If your commercial kitchen is based from Byron Bay to Tweed or Gold Coast to Brisbane you are in the lucky situation of being able to contact Grease Busters to join your team in overseeing your kitchen equipment cleaning maintenance.

Our team have many years of experience working in some of the greasiest places that most people just wouldn’t want to go! I suppose it takes all sorts to make up the world, and our team is available 24/7 to clear out the greasiest of greasy places for you – and all our work is certified and guaranteed.

Workplace Health and Safety is a Government Department set up to assist business with what is required to have in place to make your premises as safe as humanly possible. It is a proven fact that each year commercial kitchen fires cause millions of dollars in damage and threaten lives. Fires can start in the deep fryers, ovens and grills. But over and above all these things the kitchens exhaust canopy and ductwork, assisted by airflow, are the culprits that can turn a minor incident into a major fire. A risk assessment of your kitchen and its equipment is a vital piece of your duty of care and workplace health and safety requirements.

At Grease Busters we want to make sure that you business can stand up to any inspection and that you can gain and maintain good workplace practices. Negligence in the workplace and poor workplace practices can cause accidents and/or injury to staff and clients which when they happen can sometimes lead to large legal costs and investigations that take up your time, sometimes, for many months and could end up with legal charges and fines against you in serious circumstances..

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It makes good sense and is a legal requirement to instigate and maintain safe work practices in your commercial kitchen. Having a risk assessment done on your kitchen ensures that you are aware of what is needing attention in your workplace.

The list of Fire-related hazards in commercial kitchens is quite extensive and includes:

  • flames, sparks and hot gases from food preparation, which can ignite residue in exhaust ducts
  • food preparation equipment left without supervision during operation
  • failure to switch off equipment, especially at the end of activity
  • overheated oils that can lead to spontaneous combustion
  • food preparation equipment based on solid fuels
  • gas blowtorches used for browning some foods
  • poorly operating thermostats or a lack of thermostat or fault-detecting equipment
  • faulty or overheating electrical equipment
  • metal exhaust flues that conduct heat and ignite nearby material or debris
  • ovens without igniters/pilot lights (lit with burning pieces of paper).

If you are concerned that your kitchen exhaust ventilation system does not meet current standards or represents a fire risk, you should contact Grease Busters today.

The single most important thing you can do to keep your systems safe is to regularly inspect and keep the canopy and ductwork systems clean. Make sure you are correctly insured and call our team to discuss any safety hazards or compliance issues in your kitchen, air and grease filtration systems.

Call Grease Busters now, 0414714948 for an inspection and obligation free quote.


Author bio


Cameron Monley is the charming and quirky mastermind behind the thriving commercial kitchen range hood cleaning business Grease Busters.With a warm and friendly personality, Cameron excels at building personal relationships with his clients. He takes the time to get to know each client on a personal level, understanding their unique needs and concerns.Cameron's commitment to exceptional customer service, combined with his expertise in kitchen duct cleaning, sets him apart from the competition.He is known for his kind and caring nature, as well as his professional approach to business. With Cameron at the helm, you can be confident that your kitchen canopies are in good hands.With over 18 years of experience in the commercial kitchen cleaning industry, Cameron has been wiping out grease and grime since 2005, leaving his clients with sparkling clean and safe kitchens

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  • Avatar Danielle Wall ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    From the moment I made contact with Grease Busters I was greeted with efficient and friendly service! I needed my commercial kitchen cleaned within 2 days before the sale and hand over of my shop and Cameron and his team had the quote out to me that morning … read more and the job done 2 days later. I can not recommend them highly enough!
  • Avatar petroh daczynski ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    We have been utilizing Grease Busters for a few years now and they have been fantastic to work with.
    Cameron is always a pleasure to deal with and more than happy to accommodate working in with us to get the job done.
    The crew always turn up on time and
    … read more go about their business with minimal fuss and have never let us down getting the kitchen up and running on time.
    Great company to do business with.
  • Avatar Jack Bakon ★★★★★ a month ago
    First time using Grease busters on one of our commercial sites and could not fault their workmanship. Cameron was a pleasure to work beside from start to finish. He was also able to deliver a quick turnaround that helped me immensely. highly recommend! … read more