The main risks that will present a fire risk in the dining/bar area include combustible materials such as the décor, decorations and furnishing. Candles or open fires may be used to create a romantic ambience, and faults with electrical equipment such as beer pumps and fridges could cause a fire.
In the kitchen area, open flame cooking, faulty electrical appliances and cooking fat fires or build-up of grease can create fire risks.
The main challenge is to ensure that the right fire alarm system and fire detection devices are chosen and installed in the right locations.
The fire detection devices need to be able to detect the primary indicators of a fire that are most likely in the location in which they are installed. In a kitchen, fire, smoke and heat may not be the primary indicators of a real fire!
Other considerations include making sure that additional equipment, such as fire blankets and extinguishers are of the correct type for each specific location.