Kitchen Extract Duct Cleaning Training & Qualification

Liverpool, UK 2-4 September 2020

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For coronavirus safety, this course is limited to maximum 6 delegates, so do not delay

EVHA resumes Grease Hygiene Technician training again in September 2020.

The training caters for the fastest-growing part of the European duct cleaning industry – kitchen extract duct cleaning.
There is increasing demand from insurance companies, landlords and hospitality industry chains such as fast food franchises, hotel groups and professional caterers that kitchen extract duct cleaners must be properly trained and certified

EVHA Grease Hygiene Technician Training

The Grease Hygiene Technician course consists of theory and practical activities and the delegates will be assessed on both.
It is based on the highly successful BESA TR/19 training which has seen more than 620 delegates receive training and qualification. It is adapted to pan-European requirements – largely by referring to the European Norm EN15780 ‘Ductwork. Cleanliness of Ventilation Systems’, which is expected to be revised in 2020/21 to include kitchen extract systems.

The theory and practical exercises include:-

  • Safe working practices
  • The principles of kitchen grease extract systems and associated components
  • Planning and preparing the work location
  • Cleaning of kitchen grease extract systems and associated components
  • Supervision
  • Working sustainably
  • Pre and post clean testing and reporting​

On completion of the course Grease Hygiene Technician delegates will:

  • Understand health, safety and environmental issues within the workplace
  • Appreciate the importance of sustainable working
  • Understand the principles of kitchen grease extract systems and components
  • Know how to prepare the work location for cleaning activities
  • Select the correct materials, tools and equipment for work
  • Have the ability to install suitable access panels.
  • Have the ability to safely carry out the correct cleaning methods
  • Solve problems within their responsibility and others under their control
  • Appreciate the importance of leaving the work area clean and tidy
  • Lead by example when supervising others and work effectively
  • Understand and carry out pre and post clean testing and reporting
  • Appreciate the commercial implications of actions

Examination & Accreditation

EVHA will provide a Certificate of Competence for candidates who successfully pass the Final Assessment. This comprises a multiple choice examination, practical assessment & professional discussion.
The Certificate of Competence is backed by BESA Training accreditation. This can be traced back to basic principles and is supervised by government, which means that the training content, facilities and, critically, the examination process has been rigorously screened by a competent, independent authority. In turn, this means that the qualification has real weight and value for your customers.


The cost per EVHA member delegate is €800.00
For non-members, the cost is €1,250.00

Venue & Travel

The training venue is just 10 minutes from central Liverpool. The city is well served with hotels and interesting nightlife. Manchester airport is approximately 1 hour away and London is approximately 2.5-3 hours away by train
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