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.

The safe method of cleaning each machine must be set out in the method statement for that machine.

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