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Bakery equipment general checklist

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1. General Machine Guarding

  • 1.1 All gears are completely enclosed regardless of location.
  • 1.2 All sprockets and V-belt drives are located within reach from platforms or passageways or within 8 feet 6 inches from the floor completely enclosed.
  • 1.3 Machinery that must be lubricated while in motion provided with stationary lubrication fittings is inside the machine with extension piping so that it is not necessary to reach into any danger area when lubricating.
  • 1.4 All hot water and steam pipes are covered with insulating material where necessary to keep them from student and teacher contact.

2. Mixers

  • 2.1 Each horizontal dough and vertical mixer equipped with an individual motor and control and with a conveniently located manual switch is to prevent the mixer from being started while the machine is being serviced and cleaned.
  • 2.2 All electrical control stations on horizontal dough mixers are located so that the operator must be in full view of the bowl in its opened position.
  • 2.3 All horizontal dough mixers with power and manual dumping arrangements are provided with safety devices that engage both hands of the operator when the agitator is in motion under power and while the bowl is opened more than one-fifth of its total opening.
  • 2.4 Are all horizontal dough mixers with power and manual dumping arrangements are provided with safety devices that prevent the agitator from being started while the bowl is more than one-fifth open without engaging both hands of the operator.
  • 2.5 Every horizontal dough mixer equipped with a full enclosure over the bowl, is closed at all times while the agitator is in motion.
  • 2.6 All overhead covers or doors on horizontal dough or vertical mixers that are subject to accidental closure (1) counter-balanced are to remain open or (2) provided with means to hold them open until positively released by the operator.
  • 2.7 Vertical mixers do have positive bowl locking devices, which require an operator for unlocking.
  • 2.8 Vertical mixers do have devices for moving bowls weighing more than 80 pounds (with contents) into and out of the mixing position of the machine.

3. Dividers

  • 3.1 The back of the divider does have a complete cover to enclose all of the moving parts, or are they enclosed or guarded to remove the hazards.
  • 3.2 The rear does cover have a limit switch that prevents the machine from operating when the cover is open.
  • 3.3 The guard on the back hinged so that it cannot be completely removed.
  • 3.4 If a catch or brace holds the cover open, it is designed so that vibrations or minor bumping will not cause the cover to release and drop on a student/teacher.

6. Miscellaneous Equipment

  • 6.1 Casters set back are far enough from corners of hand trucks to be out of the way of toes and heels, but not far enough back to cause the truck to be unstable.
  • 6.2 Hand or lift trucks do have a lock or other device to hold the handle in vertical position when the truck is not in use.
  • 6.3 Racks are equipped with handles located so that no part of the operator’s hands extends beyond the outer edge of the frame when holding onto the handles.
  • 6.4 Racks are equipped with antifriction bearing casters to give the operator better control of the rack.
  • 6.5 Large air-conditioning units are equipped with doors and have door locks operable from both inside and outside the units.

4. Moulders

  • 4.1 Mechanical feed moulders do have hoppers that are connected to the proofer and designed so that the operators’ hands cannot get into the hopper and come into contact with the in-running rolls.
  • 4.2 Hand fed molders do have a belt-feed device, or is the hopper extended high enough so that the hands of the operator cannot get into the feed rolls.
  • 4.3 The top edge of the hopper is well rounded to prevent injury when it is struck or bumped by the operator’s hand.
  • 4.4 A stopping device within easy reach of the operator who feeds the molder and another stopping device is within reach of the operator taking the dough away from the molder.
  • 4.5 The top roll of the manually fed dough brake is protected by a heavy gage metal shield extending over the roll to go within 6 inches of the hopper bottom board.
  • 4.6 An emergency stop bar is provided and located so that the body of the operator will press against the bar if the operator slips and falls toward the rolls, or if the operator gets his or her hand caught in the roll.
  • 4.7 The bar does apply the body pressure enough to open positively a circuit that will deenergize the drive motor.

5. Manually Fed Dough Brakes

  • 5.1 The top roll of the manually fed dough brake is protected by a heavy gage metal shield extending over the roll to go within 6 inches of the hopper bottom board.
  • 5.2. An emergency stop bar is provided and located so that the body of the operator will press against the bar if the operator slips and falls toward the rolls, or if the operator gets his or her hand caught in the roll.
  • 5.3 The bar does apply the body pressure enough to open positively a circuit that will deenergize the drive motor.

6. Miscellaneous Equipment

  • 6.1 Casters set back are far enough from corners of hand trucks to be out of the way of toes and heels, but not far enough back to cause the truck to be unstable.
  • 6.2 Hand or lift trucks do have a lock or other device to hold the handle in vertical position when the truck is not in use.
  • 6.3 Racks are equipped with handles located so that no part of the operator’s hands extends beyond the outer edge of the frame when holding onto the handles.
  • 6.4 Racks are equipped with antifriction bearing casters to give the operator better control of the rack.
  • 6.5 Large air-conditioning units are equipped with doors and have door locks operable from both inside and outside the units.

7. Slicers and Wrappers

  • 7.1 The cover over the knife head of reciprocating-blade slicers does have an interlocking arrangement so that the machine cannot operate unless the cover is in place.
  • 7.2 On slicers with endless band knives, is each motor equipped with a magnet brake that operates whenever the motor is not energized.
  • 7.3 Each door, panel, or other point of access to the cutting blades is arranged, by means of mechanical or electrical interlocks, so that the motor will be deenergized if access doors, panels or access points are not closed.
  • 7.4 When it is necessary to sharpen slicer blades on the machine, is a barrier provided leaving only sufficient opening for the sharpening stone to reach the knife blade.

8. Biscuit and Cracker Equipment

  • 8.1 Do cheese, fruit, and food cutting machines, when provided with a removable hopper, do have an electric interlock so that the machine cannot be operated when the hopper is removed.
  • 8.2 Reversible dough brakes are provided with guards or tripping mechanisms on each side of the rolls.
  • 8.3 Hoppers for sheeters are equipped with automatic stop bars or automatic stopping devices along the back edge of the hopper.