straight forward health and safty advice
Many of food preperation machines are hazardous to use
Many of the machines used in the preparation of food are so familiar that it is easy to forget the
hazards they can present, particularly during cleaning and maintenance.
A number of machines are particularly hazardous – these are highlighted below. You must not work
on these with out specialist training about the risks from the particular machines at your place of
work and the precautions to be taken when using or cleaning it.
Young people under 18 years of age must not work on these machines until their training is
fully understood and unless they are properly supervised.
worm-type mincing machines
rotary knife bowl-type chopping machines
dough brakes and dough mixers
food mixing machines when used with attachments used for mincing, slicing,
chipping or any cutting operation for crumbing
pie and tart machines
vegetable slicing machines
bandsaws and machines with circular saw blades
circular knife slicing machines
potato chipping machines, whether power-operated or not.
The safe method of cleaning each machine must be set out in the method statement for