appliance cleaning - The Goulburn Club

appliance cleaning - The Goulburn Club
Safe Work Method Statements
APPLIANCE CLEANING
ALL SURFACES WHICH COME INTO CONTACT WITH FOOD &
BEVERAGES MUST BE KEPT CLEAN AND STERILE
Personal Protective Equipment
1. PPE equipment must be worn as specified by the Material Safety Data Sheet for the
cleaning agent being used.
Possible Injuries
1. Asphyxiation
2. Scalding
3. Dermatitis
How to avoid injury
1. Wear PPE appropriate to the task. Keep hair confined.
2. Adopt an evenly balanced and comfortable working position.
3. For repetitive tasks, take breaks or rotate jobs with co-workers.
4. Be familiar with the recommendations of the MSDS for the product to be used.
5. Select the appropriate cleaning/sterilising method.
6. Mix cleaning agent according to the product label.
7. Thoroughly wet and clean all surfaces which will contact food and beverages – this
may require you to dismantling some equipment.
8. If caustic solution is used, rinse thoroughly with water after cleaning and neutralise
with a solution of mild acid. Thoroughly rinse again on completion.
9. If hydroxide compounds are used, rinse thoroughly after cleaning and allow to dry
before use.
10. If hot water is used to sterilise, allow hot water to run until all of the equipment has
come up to the temperature of the water heater and allow to stand at this temperature
for a minimum of 5 minutes.
11. Turn all hoses off when not in use.
12. On completion, store equipment and cleaning agents out of the way in a safe location.
Updated 13 Dec 2015
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