Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Ingot’s Alan Maynard Shows His Passion for Rugby

Ingot’s Alan Maynard Shows His Passion for Rugby

Ingot MD, Alan Maynard fell in love with rugby at the tender
age of six, enjoying several years of playing the sport before retiring from
the joys of line-outs, scrums and grubber kicking. During his playing career, Alan
was always so impressed by the dedication of the coaches, managers and physios
who volunteered their time to the sport that he vowed to one day do the same. Alan
is now a long serving volunteer for the Ipswich Rugby Club, helping to promote
the club by sponsoring a regular newsletter and charting all their latest news
and information. The club is currently building in strength and success – all
great ways to attract new players, young and old, male or female into the
sport. On Sundays Alan reports that they have “literally hundreds of children
turning up to train,” guided and supported as always by unpaid coaches,
“passing their love of the game and their knowledge on.” Alan is certainly keen
to support his local sporting community as much as he can, and currently also
sponsors the Ipswich YM RUFC first 15.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Residential Care Homes Wise Up To Kitchen Fire Hazards.

Expert kitchen cleaning service, Ingot, move to help reduce the risk of life-threatening fires for the elderly and vulnerable in care.

Commercial kitchen fires can cause huge amounts of damage to buildings and equipment. The full force of the flames can take hold rapidly and present great danger to anyone within the vicinity. Imagine, therefore, the seriousness of such a fire breaking out in a residential care home where several people, often infirm and with special needs, might need to be evacuated swiftly.

Managers of most care homes will know to take preventative measures wherever possible, avoiding putting human life at risk. Fire safety legislation clearly lays out steps that need to be taken and potential dangers are clearly identified. Some hazards however can be less easy to see and often overlooked and this has certainly been the case with kitchen ventilation and extracting systems. Where grease has been allowed to build up, so do the odds for a fire to break out.

Ingot Services work within strict regulation guidelines, travelling across the country to clean commercial kitchens for a range of establishments. They are specialists in kitchen extract cleaning, duct work cleaning and kitchen deep cleaning and can provide companies with a Certificate of Cleanliness – often essential for insurance purposes.

Alan Maynard, Managing Director of Ingot explains why it is so important for care homes not to take short cuts with the cleaning process or worse, ignore altogether: “Sadly, there are managers and business owners who chose to turn a blind-eye to something that can cause such devastation. A regular deep clean of all the equipment, especially greasy extractor systems, is a simple and sensible way to reduce risks. It is much better to be greeting our team of professionals regularly than face the potentially awful consequences of loss of life when it could so easily be avoided.”

Ingot Services delivers cleaning confidence and maximum safety for kitchens within all types of residential care homes across the country.

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Kitchen Extract Cleaning - The Leisure Industry Gets Hot On Fire Safety

Certified kitchen cleaning company, Ingot Services, helps managers of leisure complexes take control of fire prevention and life safety.

Whether it’s a golf club, football stadium, shopping centre or cinema complex, most leisure and entertainment venues are equipped with restaurants or cafe facilities – a potential fire hazard that needs to be kept under control.

Whilst a kitchen with clean surfaces may seem like a safe environment, the areas that cause the most danger are often out of sight.

Alan Maynard of Ingot Services, a nationwide commercial kitchen cleaning company, explains, “Greasy duct work is the cause of many commercial kitchen fires, something that has not gone unnoticed by insurance companies. Not only is regular kitchen extract cleaning required by law, but most insurers now insist that it has to be carried out by certified specialist cleaners as part of their fire risk assessment.”

With the various accreditations needed to comply with insurance policies, Ingot Services provides a range of deep kitchen cleaning services, specialising in the effective removal of grease for cleaner ducts and a reduced fire risk.

“We are contracted to work on some of the most famous venues in London,” says Alan, who has 25 years experience in the service industry. “Not necessarily to clean the kitchen, but to clean the extract system – an area where we are professionally trained, can meet strict regulations and most importantly, provide the company with a Certificate of Cleanliness, to prove that the work has been carried out by certified professionals.”
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Certified Kitchen Extract Cleaning Professionals Protect The Catering Industry as Insurers Toughen up on Grease-laden Ductwork

The extreme fire risk of uncleaned kitchen extract systems has been highlighted profusely by the Fire Authority, but it is the refusal of insurance companies to pay out and hefty fines that have brought the matter to the industry’s attention.

Despite changes over five years ago to the Fire Safety Order, giving building owners responsibility for ensuring that all possible precautions and actions are taken to protect occupants from the dangers of fire, some restaurateurs have not taken their responsibility seriously in an effort to cut costs.

Alan Maynard of Ingot Services, a nationwide commercial kitchen cleaning company, says, “In these tough economic times it is all too easy to cut corners, but uncleaned kitchen extract systems present one of the highest fire risks, so it’s just not worth it. Not only do building owners have to fully comply with the Fire Safety Order laws, but most insurers now insist on the regular cleaning of grease extract ventilation systems by certified specialist cleaners as part of their fire risk assessment.”

Last year saw Gregg’s, the nationwide network of bakeries, landed a £50,000 fine, plus £20,000 in costs for breaching the Fire Safety Order. And the London Liverpool Street outlet of Burger King was the scene of a major fire caused by inadequate duct cleaning.

“Often, the flue goes up the centre of the building and if it catches fire it can potentially gut the entire place, putting staff and customers at risk,” explains Alan, who provides cleaning services for many famous restaurants in London and commercial kitchens across the UK.

With the various accreditations needed to comply with insurance policies, Ingot Services operates an invaluable nationwide Kitchen Extract Cleaning service to the catering industry. They provide a Certificate of Cleanliness, a full report with before and after photographs and an around the clock service to ensure the kitchen is fully functional for when the chef arrives.
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