Section G6 Food preparation areas

  1. The Requirement G6
    1. Guidance
      1. Scale of provision in dwellings
        1. Scale of provision in buildings other than dwellings
          1. Discharges to drains

            The Requirement G6

            Requirement:

            Food preparation areas

            G6 A suitable sink must be provided in any area where food is prepared.

            Guidance

            Performance

            In the Secretary of State’s view Requirement G6 will be met if a sink is provided in any place used for the preparation of food (including a kitchen).

            Where a dishwasher is provided in a separate room, an additional sink need not be provided in that room.

            Scale of provision in dwellings

            6.1 A sink should be provided in any kitchen or place used for the preparation of food.

            6.2 Where a dishwasher is provided in a separate room that is not the principal place for the preparation of food, an additional sink need not be provided in that room.

            Scale of provision in buildings other than dwellings

            6.3 In all buildings other than dwellings, there should be at least the same provision as described in 6.1.

            6.4 In buildings where the Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/14) and the Food Hygiene (Wales) Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/31 W5) apply, separate hand washing facilities may be needed. This is in addition to any hand washing facilities associated with WCs in accordance with Requirement G4.

            Discharges to drains

            Note: See Approved Document for Requirement H1 Sanitary pipework and drainage for guidance on provision for traps, branch discharge pipes, discharge stacks and foul drains.

            6.5 Any sink should discharge through a grating, a trap and a branch discharge pipe to an adequate system of drainage.