Omni Containment Systems offers the most comprehensive line of NFPA 96 compliant grease containment products. All our products are also designed and built with the environment in mind. Our hydrophobic filter technology helps with EPA wastewater compliance and wastewater pollutant mitigation. In addition, we also manufacture our products with recycled materials.
One of the best ways to safeguard restaurants against fire and grease contamination is to adopt and follow up-to-date building codes to stay compliant. These codes establish the minimum design and construction requirements to ensure safe structures. Why should industry compliance and building codes matter to you?
Here are some ways that industry compliance can help safeguard your facility and benefit our communities:
Industry Compliance Protects
Building codes protect you from a wide range of hazards – whether it is through implementing safe wiring, fire prevention, or stronger structural integrity. When a community has up-to-date building codes in place, they are more protected against hazards like these.
Fire Codes Work
Cooking equipment produces grease laden vapors that can be a source of ignition of grease in the hood, grease removal device, or duct. Building codes require these areas be protected by fire extinguishing equipment. Building codes also require that the entire exhaust system is inspected for grease buildup and cleaned accordingly. These building codes work because they ensure that safety measures are in place should a fire occur and help prevent a fire from occurring when fire prevention measures are put into place.
Building Codes Are Always Improving
You can trust that a building built to the latest code standards is keeping up with the latest findings and advances in technology. Built on a solid foundation of decades of construction knowledge and experience, the NFPA fire code standards are updated every three to five years, and it usually takes 2 years to complete. This cycle ensures that the fire code is updated regularly and is always improving.
Building Codes Set Requirements
Building codes set common, minimum design and construction requirements across communities that result in improved construction quality, consistent permitting, and strong code enforcement. When neighboring communities follow and enforce the same rules, it makes it easier for smaller communities to work together to enforce the code. When building codes are enforced, it ensures that individuals and organizations operating within the confines of those buildings are educated about the requirements and take care in guaranteeing that those requirements are met or exceeded.
Building Codes Help Your Community
Implementing building codes can save a community money in reduced insurance premiums, lower bond ratings, and can help when applying for federal grant funds. For example, if building owners are looking to implement or improve their building code, they can apply for funds to help implement building code changes.
Being knowledgeable about building codes and NFPA 96, is critical to avoid potential costly problems. When you educate the people in your sphere of influence to understand the risks of fire and how to prevent them, you protect more than just a building from the devastation of fire; you’re protecting people’s lives. If you have any questions regarding Omni Containment System’s products, contact us today. We would be happy to explain how equipment can get your facility code compliant.