This Risk Assessment Form For Working In A Catering Kitchen considers some of the general inherent risks involved with working in a professional kitchen environment.
This risk assessment form has been updated to provide a greater variety of example hazards, controls and actions and is now in a more user-friendly style. Everyone knows the hazards that could occur in a domestic kitchen but working in one where food is prepared or cooked for a larger number of people increases the risks. So this kitchen risk assessment looks at some of the general hazards and is suitable for any business that uses a kitchen as an integral part of their business. Other risk assessments in this sub-folder are designed to cover more specific kitchen tasks.
As this Catering Kitchen Risk Assessment Form draws on a variety of real life situations, some of the example hazards identified may be relevant for your business and others may not. Likewise, with both the “existing controls” and the “further controls/actions” needed; some may apply and others will not. How the control measures differ will depend entirely on the relevant company’s current health and safety procedures, but those shown provide an idea of how they could work. This risk assessment form is designed so that you can add to it, and delete from it, in order to reflect your specific work environment. To work out the Level of Risk (R) for each hazard on the form multiply the Probability value (P) by the Severity value (S). To help you with this process you may find it useful to read our Guidance Notes - How to do a Risk Assessment.
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