Candy Floss Cart Risk Assessment and Method Statement

Candy Floss Cart Risk Assessment
HazardPeople at riskAction takenNotes
Slipping over spilt productOperator, client, and visitorsOperator to clean up spillages immediatelyThe operator will keep an eye out for spillages and have cleaning materials to hand (e.g. wipes and a bin)
Tripping over cables and equipmentOperator, client, and visitorsCables to be kept off of footpaths and will be taped down/secured if placed where people walk
Injury from lifting equipmentOperatorOperator will only lift equipment they are able to without straining. Correct lifting procedure will be followed
Injury from equipment when in useOperator, client, and visitorsOnly the operator may use the equipment. Operator checks equipment is working and secured in place before use. Visitors and client must not get close to the equipment while it is in use (e.g. peering into the bowl as the candy floss forms). Visitors wearing scarves or other items that can get caught in the machinery must allow more space between them and the equipment
Injury from falling equipmentOperator, client, and visitorsEquipment to be secured in place and not stacked too high or off balance
ElectrocutionOperator, client, and visitorsOnly trained JoJoFun operator may operate the machinery. Electrical equipment to be inspected for faults regularly. Electrical equipment not to be placed on wet surfaces or uncovered in wet weather. Drinks to be kept away from electrical equipment. Cables to be covered and secured in placeClient is responsible for faults with the electrical sockets/wiring/fusebox at the venue (and any damage that occurs as a result of such a fault) and is advised to check they are operational before use
Injury from overheating/fireOperator, client, and visitorsOperator to use equipment at recommended temperatures only. Client and visitors may not touch the equipment. Equipment is not to be left unattended.
Injury from vibrations causing equipment to fallOperator, client, and visitorsMachine to be run on a level and solid surface. Objects that would be dangerous when falling (e.g. metal objects) to be removed from machine surface before turning the machine on. Visitors always to allow safe space between themselves and the machine
Food poisoningClient and visitorsEquipment will be cleaned and basic hygiene protocols followed (e.g. washing hands before use)
Food hazards such as allergy or choking on candy flossClient and visitorsCandy floss professionally prepared dissolves in the mouth rapidly and is not a choking hazard. Children with allergy to ingredients must not eat the candy flossParents are expected to supervise their children when eating the candy floss and are responsible for what their child consumes
Burns from touching machineryOperator, client, and visitorsOnly JoJoFun Operator may touch and operate the machineryThe operator is fully trained in safe operation of the machine
Hazards from enclosed or uneven space (overcrowding, toppling equipment, etc.)Operator, client, and visitorsClient is to provide a level surface to set up the cart on and ensure there is sufficient space for at least a 2-foot zone around the cartThis zone may change depending on the size of the cart and demands of the event, it is advised therefore that the client check with the operator prior to the event about the space required
Candy Floss Cart Method Statement
OperationEquipment and materialsMethod
Set up, usage, and pack downCandy floss machine, electrical cable, utensils for candy floss preparation and consumption.Candy floss machine and equipment (e.g. ingredients, utensils, etc.) is transported by the operator to the area designated by the client. The electrical cable is taped down/otherwise secured in a place where it is unlikely to be tripped over. Candy floss ingredients, sticks and bags (if required) are set out on cart/table. Candy floss is made by the operator using the standard procedure according to the design of the cart, and only with ingredients that the operator has provided. The operator wears disposable gloves or washes hands frequently while preparing candy floss. Visitors form orderly queues in an open space provided by the client (i.e. not in enclosed areas that are fire hazards). When the candy floss is ready to eat, the operator hands it to the visitor at the front of the queue. The operator keeps working surfaces and utensils clean during use as required, e.g. with spray cleaner and wipes. After use, the operator disposes of all rubbish, cleans and packs equipment into its containers, closes cart (if applicable), folds table (if applicable) and transports them off the premises.