Restaurants Need to Be Aware of Recent Updates to NFPA 96 to Keep in Compliance
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recently adopted updates to NFPA 96, which directly affect restaurants and commercial cooking operations. NFPA 96, the Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations, contains preventive and operative regulations to reduce fire hazards in commercial cooking operations, which includes restaurants, hotels, schools, and long term care facilities.
The newest addition, NFPA 96-2017, includes updates that management of commercial cooking operations need to be aware of and follow in order to be in compliance. One of these updates is the requirement that staff need to be trained on how to operate fire extinguishers and fire suppression systems and properly and effectively.
To learn more about these changes and what you and your staff need to do in order to be up to code, we’ve written an informative article on RunningRestaurants.com. In the article, we highlight the changes that have been made to NFPA 96 and how to easily meet those changes.
To get caught up on new regulations that affect your restaurant and/or commercial kitchen, contact a Koorsen associate today.