This year has already seen two well-publicised fires at catering establishments in Edinburgh alone. The incidents fortunately injured no-one. But the damage to the businesses and the likely scrutiny by fire officials will cause major problems for the managements concerned. In the first case, on Sunday January 4th, Mexican restaurant El Cartel on Thistle Street.
The big news in recent weeks from BM Cleaning Services is that they have moved into new and bigger premises due to their rapid expansion and the demands of the professional deep cleaning services they now offer to commercial and industrial kitchens. Now sited in Dalhousie Business Park, Bonnyrigg, the operation is conveniently placed to.
One of a chef’s nightmares is a fat fire in a pan. It is all too easy for this to start. Yet there is a more hidden, but potentially deadly fire danger, lurking in every commercial kitchen. It is therefore not surprising that the Government is preparing to legislate in 2015 on health and safety.