WRENTHORPE PRE-SCHOOL, EARLY BIRDS AND NIGHT OWLS RISK ASSESSMENT KITCHEN EQUIPMENT RISK Risk factor Comment /Action in place to reduce risk/ maintain low risk All appliances: kettle, toaster, iron, cooker, water boiler, microwave oven Electric shock negligible All appliances: kettle, toaster, iron, cooker, water boiler, microwave oven Fire Portable appliances tested annually Staff alert for any damage and aware of need to stop using appliances if faulty and report to manager/deputy Faulty equipment to be removed if possible or clearly labelled if not Cooker and boiler professionally fitted Heat sensor in kitchen sets off fire alarms if excessive heat detected. Fire blanket available if fire breaks out Portable appliances tested annually Food cooking in oven or microwave is enclosed. Food cooking in toaster is self-contained Crumb tray in toaster emptied at end of session to avoid debris catching fire and creating smoke Thermostatic cut out mechanism on kettle, toaster, hob etc Kettle to be checked to ensure adequate water level before being switched on Kettle to be switched off at wall socket at night Iron to be unplugged straight after use. Hob /oven to be switched off at mains after use Label put on hob if it is still warm No items to be put on hob while it is cooling Hob has automatic switch-off if not set using controls. No items to be left on hob when premises not in use negligible Person responsible All staff Manager/deputy Managers Staff in kitchen Staff using kettle Managers/deputies Staff using iron Staff in kitchen Staff in kitchen Manager/ deputy Managers All appliances Kettle General harm to children Burns or scalds zero low Fridges and freezers checked regularly and if necessary defrosted to avoid overloading. Done once a year minimum. Kitchen door closed when no adults in so children cannot enter unless under supervision When in use kettle to be: -kept away from edge of work top -kept where there is space so people do not have to reach across it. (preferably next to draining board) -used carefully and not overfilled -only used if wall boiler not available/suitable -emptied before any children enter the kitchen If boiling water poured into sink, cold water added at once. Toaster Microwave oven Burns Staff take care when using toaster , avoid putting fingers in slot, and turn off at mains before removing food which is stuck Toaster is kept on a low to medium setting Warm up facility used rather than re- toasting food Smokey fumes Low /medium Toaster attended by a member of staff when in use causing smoke /heat Toaster used at low to medium setting setting. detector to set off Crumb tray cleaned out after use to prevent debris fire alarm building up Extractor fan turned on when in use Burns and scalds medium Follow heating guidelines to prevent : i) food overheating and so causing burns when eaten or ii) possibly food exploding (eg potatoes) and scattering hot food which could cause burns Smokey fumes low Low/medium Keep food covered so it does not leave debris inside the /domestic assistant All staff All persons using kettle Staff supervising children Staff in kitchen Staff in kitchen Staff in kitchen Person using microwave oven Person using causing smoke /heat detector to set off fire alarm Main oven Burns and scalds Hob Smokey fumes causing smoke /heat detector to set off fire alarm Tripping over open oven door Burns and scalds Wall water boiler Smokey fumes causing smoke /heat detector to set off fire alarm Scalds microwave oven which could burn when microwave is used later Medium Wipe inside of microwave to remove splashes after use. Staff take care and use oven gloves when handling hot foods A space is cleared for food being lifted out of oven before opening oven door Oven used on ‘grill’ only occasionally and extra care taken with hot items and to prevent people touching hot surfaces Kitchen door closed and extractor fan on when in use Food checked at frequent intervals microwave oven Person using oven Staff in kitchen Low/medium Oven door open only long enough to remove or attend to Person using oven food inside and not left open Medium After use hob turned off at mains Staff in kitchen When in use no items to be placed on top of the hob. Staff inform others if they are using the hob Notice provided to put near hob after use to say rings are still hot Automatic cut out if no heat setting selected Instruction book is in kitchen drawer Staff shown how controls work If possible rear rings used. low Check food frequently to ensure it is not burning Staff preparing food medium Cups to be held close to boiler tap as boiling water may splash out and may drip afterwards. Person drawing water Iron Burns Physical damage Julie [email protected] medium low Iron to be switched off and unplugged at mains immediately after use When cooling, iron to be left on back of work surface or office floor where people will not lean against it Iron stored in low cupboard after use. Person using iron. Staff putting iron away To Full Kitchen Appliance Risk Assessment AppliancesKettle Iron Boiler Hob Oven Toaster Microwave Risk low to medium Kettle,when not in use unplug,when in use,make sure there is enough water in,as it can boil,and burn out the kettle. Iron- when iron is not being used,always unplug,as if it is left on,there is the risk of someone reaching past it,and getting burnt. Boiler- when getting water from boiler,particularly for a drink,keep the cup as close to the boiler ad you can,as it drips,and the boiling water can burn you,or so done near you if it splashes Hob- when in use,keep all items clear of the hob nothing to be put anywhere near a ring as can burn,or melt things,when the hob is turned off still do not put Nything on,as the hob is cooling down,so can still potentially do some damage. Oven- when oven is in use,keep in attendance,also,put on the extractor fan to keep all heat / smoke free,also keep the kitchen door closed,as much as is possible,as this is a fire door,and if smoke goes out of the door it will get to the smoke alarm.if baking,keep regular checks,as buns/ biscuits/ cakes,soon burn,and that will set off the alarm,if doing pizzas,keep regular checks,as they too soon burn.once the oven isn't in use,turn off both at the switch,and in the cupboard,as if cooker is left on at power,someone may knock a switch,and turn hob,or oven on,and somebody,or something could get burnt. Toaster- full risk assessment for toaster is in place,separate from this assessment,but briefly,never leave the toaster unattended,and clean after use,keep button low,and unplug after use. Microwave- if you are eating things up in the microwave keep to the heating guidelines,as if you put a small dish of food in,for a few minutes,when you take it out,it is boiling,and can explode,and potentially,you can get burnt,and if the food is too hot,the child eating it,or you,would get burnt,don't put food in uncovered,as when it heats up,it will explode all over the microwave,which will dry,and unless cleaned immediately,as it should be,will burn,when next used.then turn microwave off at the end of use. Risk- medium down to low Kettle- fill as required,so it doesn't go dry,and unplug after use, Iron- once you have used the iron,immediately unplug,stand in a safe place to cool down,then once cold,putit away. Boiler- when getting a hot drink,put cup right up to the spout of the boiler,so the water all goes in the cup,and stop pouring,then take the cup away,so you,or anyone else doesn't get dripped on. Hob- when hob in use,make other staff,aware you are using the hob,then if they go into the kitchen for anything,they automatically don't put anything on the hot surface.when the hob is finished with,a notice will be put by the hob to say the hob is cooling down,so beware.chen Oven- when baking,or cooking,please attend to the oven at all times,check the food at regular intervals,keep to the cooking guidelines,so you are not overheating,and won't burn,or smoke.keep the kitchen door shut as much as possible during cooking as then no smoke will get out of the kitchen,and set off the alarm.when you have been using the oven,let other staff know,then they are aware,of the heat from the oven when they go in the kitchen.when finished using the oven,turn it off in the cupboard,so that if any switches get caught,the oven/ hob won't come on. Toaster- attend whilst in use,switch off and clean at the end of use,see toaster risk assessment Microwave- always use microwaveable dishes in the microwave,keep on a low heat,and keep food covered,that is being heated up,to eliminate exploding food,and burns.
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