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					                                Safe Operating Procedure
                                Burns- (cooking and equipment)
The purpose of this Burns – cooking and equipment safety procedure is to ensure that safe practices are being used and
to help prevent injuries.
Cooking Equipment
         Ovens
         Microwave Ovens
         Deep Fryers
         Coffee Makers
Applies to all workers/temps/managers-supervisors/maintenance all workers who are involved in working in the
restaurant or on site.
     (A) Employees/Workers:
           All employees/workers must adhere to the Burns-cooking and equipment general safety rules at all times.
     (B) Supervisors and Manager:
           Must ensure that all employees/workers within the department have been trained and working in compliance
           with the Burns-cooking equipment general safety rules. Appropriate disciplinary procedures and corrective
           action will be taken to enforce compliance to safe operating practices.
        Burns from contact with hot surfaces, flames or hot liquid spills
        Trips and falls from open doors

CHECK pilot light before turning on gas ovens and stoves to prevent dangerous gas inhalation and fires
ASK your supervisor, or a trained person, to light the pilot
USE pans of suitable size and weight
DO NOT leave ovens with drop down doors unattended

         Electric shock
         Scalds from hot food and liquids
         Microwave radiation
MOUNT the microwaves/oven within easy reach to prevent hot spills from the food and also to prevent risk of muscle
strains and injury due to over-extending your hands to reach
FOLLOW manufacturer’s instructions for operating microwave oven
KEEP door seals free from food, grease and dirt and make sure that door seals are in good condition
KEEP interior of the microwave/ oven clean
IF YOU NOTICE that the food inside the microwave/oven ignites or produces sparks, immediately turn off the oven
leaving the door closed, and disconnect the cord. Report to your supervisor
IF YOU WEAR A PACEMAKER consult your doctor before working with or near a microwave. Microwave radiation
may interfere with the pacemaker
DO NOT use microwave/ovens with damaged doors, door seats or door interlock. Such ovens may emit harmful micro-
wave radiation. In case of doubt get the oven checked for radiation level
DO NOT cook whole eggs, food in sealed containers, sealed plastic bags or food with non-porous casing in a
microwave oven. The pressure build-up may break the casing and spill the contents
DO NOT work near microwave oven if you wear an unshielded heart pacemaker. Consult your physician
DO NOT USE TAG must be placed on the control devise during repairs
Deep Fryers
         Burn injury from contact with the fryer and splashed fat.
         Fire
USE appropriate personal protective equipment that will include heat resistant apron, heat resistant gloves and
goggles when cleaning fryers
BE fully trained in the use and maintenance of your deep fryer
BE aware of correct oil levels and temperatures
ENSURE that oil does not overheat. Follow manufacturer’s recommended cooking temperature
CLEAN away any grease surrounding the fryer with warm water and detergent as soon as possible
USE salt on spilled grease that cannot be cleaned up immediately
TURN OFF the source of heat immediately in the event of an emergency
IN THE EVENT OF A FIRE, cover the flame with a fire blanket or fryer lid, or use the correct fire extinguisher
USE extreme care when filtering or changing oil in fryers
DO NOT move containers of hot oil. Allow oil to cool before moving or handling
DO NOT overfill containers when changing or filtering oil from fryers
DO NOT spill oil when changing or filtering oil in the fryer
DO NOT splash water on hot oil
DO NOT use plastic containers for draining oil

Coffee Urns/Makers
       Burns and scalding
MAKE sure you receive training in the proper and safety use of the equipment
PLACE at a safe distance away from the edge of the counter where people may accidentally come in contact with the
FOLLOW manufacturer’s instructions for use and cleaning
ENSURE the filter basket is securely in place before activating the coffee machine cycle
DO NOT remove filter basket before coffee has stopped dripping

Dish Washing Machine
         Scalding
         Trips and falls
         Chemical contact
         Muscle injury due to overstretching
WEAR appropriate gloves for handling hot water items
FOLLOW manufacturer’s instructions
KEEP the dishwasher door closed. If the door is left open, someone might trip over it. If water drips onto the floor,
someone might slip
IF THE MACHINE GETS JAMMED OR STOPS, switch off the power, then turn off water and steam sources and
allow steam to clear before attempting to clear machine
STORE dishwasher racks in a place away from walkways so that they will not topple over or trip people walking by
USE proper dispenser when adding detergent to dishwasher
DO NOT open dishwasher while it is operating. Serious scalds could result
DO NOT change control setting or make repairs unless you are trained to do so
DO NOT reach into the dishwasher when it is hot it could result in serious scalds

Training is provided and documented before using all new machinery, equipment or processes.

Training records are maintained and kept up-to-date at each facility

Revised October 2006
Reviewed March 2010

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