Cooking and food tech risk assessment: template and examples

Download our cooking and food technology risk assessment template, and get inspiration with examples of risk assessments that highlight potential hazards and actions to take.

Last reviewed on 16 December 2022
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  1. Download and adapt our risk assessment template
  2. See examples of risk assessments 

Download and adapt our risk assessment template

KeyDoc: cooking and food tech risk assessment template DOC, 195.0 KB

It includes a blank template for you to fill in, plus some example text to give you some ideas of potential hazards and possible control measures.

See examples of risk assessments 

School Wellbeing, supported by Leeds City Council, has made an example risk assessment for cooking in schools. The assessment lists hazards, such as general hygiene, food contamination and burns, and explains:

  • Who might be harmed
  • The risk level
  • What's being done to control the risk
  • Who is responsible
  • When action was taken

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has an example called 'Food preparation and service' (scroll to the bottom of the page). It's an example of a food business's assessment, but still a useful reference. Again, the assessment includes:

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