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What are the regulations about deep frying in schools?
Frying is on the Catering GCSE specification. So what are we allowed to do with students?
Or is it totally banned?
Not sure of the excate reg - would need to check CLEAPs - but we do deep fat frying for KS4 - we have two machines & either I or my technician stay with the students at all times - only have max 4 students per lesson on it, so part of their organistaion is that they let me know what specialist equipment they need. Usually within a 2 year period they will have all used the machine at least once
Sounds like you need to update for Food safety training - you should be accredited every 5 years to British Standard and according to OFSTED regulations.
We run not for profit courses for all our food teachers - aimed as classroom practice, run by real food teacher trainers, you could even host the training at your school to get a free place. For more details and confirmed courses please visit our website here or contact contact Kate at the D&T Association Tel: 01789 470007 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes we have this.
But I am asking are students allowed to deep fry in school. Yes or no? Where can I find out?
There is no 'yes' or 'no' answer to this question. A risk assessment should be done at the school, probably by your headteacher, and the school should follow the guidelines in the BS 4163:2007 Health and Safety for design and technology in schools code of practice - a copy of which all schools should hold. The information is on page 38/39. If you do not have a copy of this publication you may purchase it from our online shop here:http://www.data.org.uk/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=765
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